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Blackhawk Jazz Club

1940 - 1963

 

—Uptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks —

 
Blackhawk Jazz Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
1. Blackhawk Jazz Club Marker
Inscription. On this Corner, the world's best Jazz musicians performed at the Blackhawk. The club's legacy lives in recordings made here by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Cal Tjader, Thelonious Monk and Ahmad Jamal, among others. Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, The Modern Jazz Quartet and other legends played on its stage. The Blackhawk in later years accommodated underage patrons in a special section behind chicken wire.
Uptown Tenderloin Historic District

 
Location. 37° 46.962′ N, 122° 24.938′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hyde Street and Hyde Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wally Heider Recording - 1969-1980 (within shouting distance of this marker); Oasis Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); Page Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 220 Golden Gate Ave. (about 500 feet away); California Labor School
Blackhawk Jazz Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
2. Blackhawk Jazz Club Marker
(about 500 feet away); Hotel Jefferson (about 500 feet away); Former Film Exchange (about 500 feet away); Hamlin Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Lost Landmarks. This marker is one of 9 Lost Landmark sidewalk plaques authorized by the Board of Supervisors on September 6, 2011. “These ‘Lost Landmark’ sites will greatly illuminate the forgotten history of these San Francisco sites of historic significance; now, therefore be it.” (Submitted on December 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Site of the Blackhawk Jazz Club image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
3. Site of the Blackhawk Jazz Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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