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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Francisco, California

 
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1California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — "Comfort Women" Column of Strength
(English text:) "Our worst fear is that our painful history during World War II will be forgotten." - former Comfort Woman This monument bears witness to the suffering of hundreds of thousands of women and girls, euphemistically . . . Map (db m114752) HM WM
2California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — "The Family"
“The Family”, one of San Francisco’s oldest and most distinctive social clubs, was founded on this site on April, 1902 This plaque dedicated on the Club’s centennialMap (db m58397) HM
3California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — "The Holocaust"by George Segal
We will never forget the genocidal slaughter of six million Jews, including one and a half million children in the Nazi Holocaust of 1933-1945. We will never forget the cruel apathy of a world which allowed that Holocaust and the deliberate . . . Map (db m56540) HM
4California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — “The D’Arcy Building”
. . . Map (db m71943) HM
5California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — “The Orient Building”
332 Pine Street Originally “The Orient Building” Constructed 1912 Architect: George Applegarth A Category 1 Historic LandmarkMap (db m73068) HM
6California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Balclutha
was built in Scotland for the San Francisco grain trade. From the time of her launching, in 1886, until 1890 she was employed in transporting the grain harvests of California's interior valleys to the ports of Europe. "Although the building . . . Map (db m101887) HM
7California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — GPY 137-05 — 150 Years of Service on the Oldest Railroad in the West With Continuous Passenger Service
Until 1864, travel between San Francisco and San Jose was by stagecoach or steamship, a time- consuming and expensive trip. After three failed attempts to organize a railroad, construction began in May 1861 on the 49-mile San Francisco & San Jose . . . Map (db m162760) HM
8California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 1545 DivisaderoAn Historic American Building
In 1919, N.Gray & Company commissioned engineer James H. Hjul to construct a two-story, wood-frame building on the southwest corner of Post and Divisadero Streets. A rare example of Georgian Revival architecture in San Francisco, the building at . . . Map (db m72485) HM
9California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 20,000 Years Ago
San Francisco was an ancient river valley were creatures who grazed and browsed and stalked their prey, left their bones. (text on the horizontal surface) 20,000 years ago you could have walked to the Farallon Islands... . . . Map (db m92829) HM
10California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 220 Golden Gate Ave.c. 1909 Former San Francisco Central YMCA
Oldest surviving YMCA Building in California. In 1908 U.S. President William Howard Taft presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for this new building, which replaced the original central branch on Ellis and Mason streets. The original 1853 . . . Map (db m90942) HM
11California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 301 Folsom Street
Designated as a National Historic Monument, the Coffin Reddington Building was constructed in 1937 and was designed by Frederick H. Meyer, founder of the California College of Arts and Crafts, and architect of San Francisco City Hall, the Chronicle . . . Map (db m72618) HM
12California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 49 Fourth Street
On this site, the famous “49 Fourth Street” location of the United States Selective Service Induction Center, tens of thousands of San Franciscans and other Northern Californians were inducted into military service during World War II . . . Map (db m72617) HM
13California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 56 Gold Street
Jackson Square Historic District Has been place on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1971Map (db m58549) HM
14California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 851 O'Farrell Streetc. 1908
Formerly the popular Blanco's Hotel and Restaurant, Taft Hotel This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin Historic DistrictMap (db m91655) HM
15California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 891 Post StreetLiterary Landmarks Register
Home of Dashiell Hammett and Sam Spade Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) lived in this building from 1926 until 1929, when he wrote his first three novels: Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1929), and The Maltese Falcon . . . Map (db m108316) HM
16California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — A Bathtub for the South Tower
To reach the site of the south tower foundation, workers constructed a temporary roadway on a timber access trestle, or wharf, from the San Francisco shore. The dangers of the exposed location soon became apparent in 1933, when a freighter collided . . . Map (db m176570) HM
17California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — A Lasting Monument
When asked how long the Golden Gate Bridge would last, Chief Engineer Joseph Strauss replied, "Forever." The Bridge was designed to be strong and durable, but to make it a lasting monument requires continual maintenance and improvements. Since . . . Map (db m176575) HM
18California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — A Legacy of Preserving Fish
Wentworth Place was well known as a street of commerce where hawkers would come to sell preserved fish and seafood, earning it the moniker 'Salty Fish Alley'. As homage to this legacy, students from the Mandarin Institute have . . . Map (db m175279) HM
19California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — A Memorable Muse
From 1914 to 1972, this area was occupied by the popular amusement center known as Playland-at-the-Beach. Imagine how it must have looked and felt when as many as 65,000 people frolicked here on weekends while taking in sea air mingled with the . . . Map (db m131926) HM
20California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 12 — A New BallgameSan Francisco Japantown History Walk
Americanization was difficult for the Issei. Prejudice, language barriers and discrimination often stymied their efforts, yet they persisted, often venturing into Western society with great zeal. With the Nisei generation, however, the Japanese . . . Map (db m86488) HM
21California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — A Rare Moment of Cooperation
The pictures you see are of our nextdoor neighbor, the old Pier 41. The facade came down with a blaze of glory and a torrent of water went up in its place, the result of a broken one-inch water line buried deep in the facade years ago. . . . Map (db m176635) HM
22California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — AIDS Memorial Quilt
Original Site NAMES Project, AIDS Memorial Quilt 1987Map (db m98206) HM
23California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Alan Turing(1912-1954) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
British cryptanalyst, logician, philosopher and mathematician widely recognized as a pioneer of artificial intelligence and the father of computer science Alan TuringMap (db m98105) HM
24California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — All in a Day's Work
Bridge construction began in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression. The unemployment rate was 25 percent, and jobs were much sought after. With the exception of highly specialized jobs, the Bridge was built by local labor. Besides the pay, the . . . Map (db m176574) HM
25California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Allen Ginsberg(1926-1997) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Renowned poet, leading figure of the Beat Generation of American writers and artists, champion of freedom of expression and sexual self-determination.Map (db m99801) HM
26California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Alleyways in ChinatownRoss Alley
Alleyways in Chinatown were created during the early settlement of Chinese in the late 1870’s. During that period, the rapidly-growing community was restricted by anti-Chinese sentiment to a six block area behind the back streets of the Barbary . . . Map (db m71997) HM
27California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Alvin Ailey(1931-1989) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
American dancer and choreographer who drew upon his black cultural heritage to revolutionize African-American participation in 20th century performanceMap (db m186789) HM
28California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Ambassador Hotelc. 1911
Formerly Ferris Harriman Theater and Hotel and site of the original Tivoli Opera House destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. Miriam Allen Deford, described by the Mystery Writers of America as San Francisco's “most distinguished and . . . Map (db m91524) HM
29California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — America’s First Irish Coffee
America’s First Irish Coffee was made here in 1952 It was inspirationally invented at Shannon Airport by Joe Sheridan It was fortuitously introduced here by Stan Delapane It was nurtured to . . . Map (db m115924) HM
30California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — American ZoetropeThe Historic Sentinel Building
The historic Sentinel Building has been the home of American Zoetrope since 1971. We have written, edited, and sound mixed many of our films here including Godfather I and II, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The Black Stallion and Rumble . . . Map (db m71451) HM
31California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Ammunition Magazine
This ammunition storage structure was erected in the summer of 1863 as part of the U.S. Army's initial development of the Main Post. It was used to securely store rifle ammunition for soldiers quartered in nearby barracks. Fort Point, and the later . . . Map (db m176596) HM
32California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 25 — Andrea's Fountain
Then-owner William Roth selected Ruth Asawa, well known for her abstract, wire-woven sculptures, to design and create the centerpiece fountain for Ghirardelli Square. Although it was unveiled among some controversy in 1968, Asawa's objective was to . . . Map (db m90225) HM
33California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 500 — Andrew Smith HallidieSite of Eastern Terminus First Street Cars in the World Propelled by Cable
Commenced operation August 1, 1873. Ceased February 15, 1947. Invented and installed by Andrew S. Hallidie, born London, England March 16, 1836. Died San Francisco, April 24, 1900. Pioneer manufacturer of wire cables, Regent University of . . . Map (db m143432) HM
34California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Antonia ManorUptown Tenderloin Historic District — Formerly Hotel Governor c. 1925 —
Acquired by Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation in 2000. This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m90144) HM
35California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Art Deco on a Grand Scale
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s largest examples of the Art Deco style. Named for the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, the Art Deco style was used by architect Irving . . . Map (db m176578) HM
36California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Ashurbanipal MonumentThe Assyrians
The Assyrians formed one of the earliest great empires in the world. Their civilization dates from 2700 B.C. with the important cultural centers at Ashur and Nineveh north of modern Baghdad. Beginning as a river civilization in Mesopotamia between . . . Map (db m32080) HM
37California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — At Home in the Nineteenth Century Army
"A comfortable Government steamboat plied between San Francisco and its harbor posts … So we had a taste of the social life of that fascinating city, and could enjoy the theaters also."Martha Summerhayes, Vanished Arizona: . . . Map (db m176601) HM
38California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Audiffred Building
Built by Hippolite d’Audiffred in 1889, with a cast-iron facade and a French mansard roof, this is the only building standing that witnessed the construction of the Ferry Building in 1896-1898. Together they are the only two buildings along the . . . Map (db m72608) HM
39California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Aviation Firsts: Crissy Army Airfield
In the 1920s Army aviators flew wood-and-fabric covered biplanes on daring experimental missions. In 1919, Army Air Corps Major Henry "Hap" Arnold chose this site for a pioneer Army airfield. Arnold's pilots flew both regular aircraft and . . . Map (db m132489) HM
40California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bachelor Officers' Quarters: Pershing Hall
"The bachelor officer leads a happy and enviable existence. His quarters exhibit a singular medley of luxury and slouchiness, elegance and homey comfort. He is much given to the adornment of his domicile, but comfort goes before beauty, and . . . Map (db m176602) HM
41California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 3 — Bank of California“The Grand Old Lady of California Street” — 400 California Street —
The Bank of California, a founding financier of the West, was established by William Chapman Ralston on July 5, 1864, the company quickly outgrew its quarters at this location and engaged architects Walter Danforth Bliss and William Baker Faville to . . . Map (db m70832) HM
42California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bank of Italy(Later Bank of America)
Headquarters from 1908 to 1921 From here A.P. Giannini launched the branch system that transformed the nature of banking in California National Historic Landmark This site is of national significance in commemorating the . . . Map (db m71998) HM
43California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Barbara Jordan(1936-1996) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Noted politician and civil rights leader, widely considered to be the first openly lesbian representative elected to the United States CongressMap (db m120172) HM
44California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Barry BondsSan Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
San Francisco Giants: 1993-2007 Nl Most Valuable Player: 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Major League Player Of The Year: 2001, 2004 San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007 NL . . . Map (db m174925) HM
45California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Battery Lancaster
Defending the Golden Gate Battery Lancaster's mission was unique among the many artillery installations on this bluff. From 1900 through World War I, Lancaster's three guns offered the only artillery coverage from the south for the . . . Map (db m176564) HM
46California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bayard Rustin(1912-1987) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
African-American civil rights activist credited as the chief organizer of the watershed 1963 March on Washington and advocate for gay and lesbian causesMap (db m186766) HM
47California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Beale Street
This marker consists of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern. The top left plaque is the title plaque and may contain some text. The top right plaque displayed an arrow which points in the direction of the named street. Other plaques contain . . . Map (db m72563) HM
48California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Beale Street Wharf
Until this section of the seawall was completed in 1909, the waters of San Francisco Bay reached the shore near present-day Bryant Street. From this place, the Beale Street Wharf extended 500 feet into the bay, and inland for another 500 feet as far . . . Map (db m92912) HM
49California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Belt Line Railroad1889
Construction began in 1889 for San Francisco’s harbor Belt Line Railroad, a terminal switching railroad with locomotives dedicated to moving boxcars and flat cars directly alongside cargo vessels. Opening in 1896 to serve the warehouse and shipping . . . Map (db m70844) HM
50California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bemis Bag Building - 19061088 Sansome Street — Northeast Waterfront Landmark District —
The Bemis Bag Company was a national leader in the manufacturing and sale of bags and sacks. This building was used by The Bemis Bag Company to fabricate and store their packaging made for housing flour, grain, and other commodities. This . . . Map (db m175659) HM
51California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bernard Maybeck (1862-1957)American Master
Walk through the grounds of the Palace of Fine Arts and notice how vistas change before your eyes. As vegetation frames and softens the lines of the architecture, the architecture in turn becomes a picture frame, highlighting views of the lush . . . Map (db m102290) HM
52California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Blackhawk Jazz Club1940 - 1963 — Uptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks —
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, . . . Map (db m91060) HM
53California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Blanco's Café & Music BoxUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks — 1907 - 1940 —
French restaurant and “Parlor House”, Blanco's Cafe & Hotel was known as one of San Francisco's popular entertainment spots for the wealthy offering fine food, gambling and fancy women as a house of assignation. The great depression . . . Map (db m91654) HM
54California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — B'nai BrithUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks
Founded 1855 B'nai Brith was one of the most vibrant Jewish institutions in San Francisco. It operated seven lodges by 1900. Regional headquarters on this site once housed an extensive library especially strong in Judaica. The Building was . . . Map (db m91511) HM
55California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bobby BolinSan Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
San Francisco Giants: 1961-1969 South Carolinian pitched first nine seasons of solid 13-year career with San Francisco. Right-handed sidearmer established San Francisco Giants record for Lowest ERA, Season (1.99) in 1968, second in NL . . . Map (db m175307) HM
56California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bobby BondsSan Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
San Francisco Giants: 1968-1974 San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1971, 1973 All-Star Game MVP: 1973 NL Gold Glove Award: 1971, 1973, 1974 Electrifying outfielder showed earmarks of stardom with grand-slam homer in first Major League . . . Map (db m175681) HM
57California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Brannan Street
This marker consists of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern. The top left plaque is the title plaque and may contain some text. The top right plaque displayed an arrow which points in the direction of the named street. Other plaques contain . . . Map (db m72551) HM
58California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Braving Wind and WavesFort Point Life-Saving Station
Activated in 1890, this U.S. Life-Saving Station was built to aid endangered seafarers in the days when San Francisco was one of the world’s busiest ports. “Surfmen” braved wind and waves to rescue victims from distressed sailing ships . . . Map (db m63414) HM
59California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Brian WilsonSan Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
San Francisco Giants: 2006-2012 San Francisco Giants All-Star: 2008, 2010, 2011 Born and raised in New England, 24th-round Giants draftee from LSU in 2008, Wilson emerged as Giants closer in 2007 and rose to prominence in that role during . . . Map (db m174920) HM
60California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bridging the Gate — the Beginning
San Francisco grew rapidly in the early 1900s, but the mile-wide Golden Gate Strait limited access and development to the north. Traveling north to Marin County and the Redwood Empire beyond required a lengthy trip by ferryboat. In 1923, popular . . . Map (db m176567) HM
61California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Brigantine GalileeThe Smartest Sailing Vessel out of San Francisco
The brigantine Galilee "...has invariably outsailed and outpointed every vessel with which she has ever been in company, and has the reputation of being the smartest sailing vessel out of San Francisco." — The Rudder, . . . Map (db m116754) HM
62California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bryant Street
This marker consists of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern. The top left plaque is the title plaque and may contain some text. The top right plaque displayed an arrow which points in the direction of the named street. Other plaques contain . . . Map (db m92822) HM
63California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Building 49
This simple industrial building was constructed circa 1940 during a time of shipyard modernization and expansion, as World War II raged in Europe but the U.S. had yet to be attacked. Building 49 is a simple utilitarian structure that is 152 . . . Map (db m159878) HM
64California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Building the Seawall
You are standing on section twelve of San Francisco's great seawall that was built between the years 1878 and 1924. Known as the Bulkhead, this continuous and massive embankment of stone was designed to hold back the bay, creating the curving . . . Map (db m92939) HM
65California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bummer and Lazarus
Bummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs who roamed this part of San Francisco in the 1860s. Their devotion to each other endeared them to the citizenry, and the newspapers reported their joint adventures, whether stealing a bone from another dog, . . . Map (db m58394) HM
66California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Buried Ships
You are standing near the end of Cowell’s Wharf, dating back to early 1850s. As the map indicates a number of Gold Rush store-ships were moored as floating warehouses as far inland as Battery and Sansome Streets. With buildings in short supply, the . . . Map (db m70845) HM
67California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Business on the Wharf
This marker is one of a series intended to commemorate the 150 years of the Port of San Francisco. It is composed of a captioned photograph and text entitled Did you know... mounted on a cylindrical metal pylon. Derby-hatted Tom . . . Map (db m73136) HM
68California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bustle of the City
This marker is one of a series intended to commemorate the 150 years of the Port of San Francisco. It is composed of a captioned photograph and text entitled Did you know... mounted on a cylindrical metal pylon. Streetcars from Haight, . . . Map (db m73332) HM
69California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Cadillac HotelUptown Tenderloin Historic District — c. 1907 —
Designed by Frederick H. Mayer in 1907. First structure built in the Uptown Tenderloin after San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and fire. San Francisco Landmark No. 176. Boxer Muhammed Ali (known as Cassius Clay at the time) trained in the Hotel's . . . Map (db m63863) HM
70California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Admission DaySept IX MDCCCL
This Fountain is Dedicated to the Native Sons of the Golden West To Commemorate The Admission of California Into the Union September the Ninth Anno Domini MDCCCL “The unity of our empire hangs on the decision of this . . . Map (db m90968) HM
71California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Electric Building166-178 Townsend Street — Percy and Hamilton, Architects, 1888/1906 —
A contributory building within the South End Historic District, designated by the City and County of San Francisco in 1990. The warehouse and industrial buildings from the District's period of significance (1867-1935) reflect the City's preeminence . . . Map (db m63844) HM
72California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Labor SchoolUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks — 1947 - 1951 —
An ethnically diverse student body experienced a “Worker's Culture” here through painting, dance, music, theater, labor history and social science courses. Such artists as Anton Refregier, Ralph Stackpole, and Pablo O'Higgins taught . . . Map (db m91526) HM
73California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Star
On this site January 9, 1847 the California Star, the first newspaper in San Francisco, was published by Samuel BrannanMap (db m71460) HM
74California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Street Cable Cars Line
In Honor of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the California Street Cable Cars Line and Leland Stanford Among the significant contributions of the Governor Leland Stanford family, whose home was located at this site, was their important . . . Map (db m71803) HM
75California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 86 — California Theatre
On this site January 18, 1869 The California Theatre Built by William C. Ralston Opened with the following stock company John McCullough • Lawrence Barrett • Harry Edwards • Willie Edouin • E.B. Holmes • William Mestayer • John T. . . . Map (db m143433) HM
76California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Volunteers' Memorial
Erected by the Citizens of San Francisco in Honor of the California Volunteers Spanish-American War 1898 “First to the Front”Map (db m36691) HM
77California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Captain Leidesdorff
Captain Leidesdorff’s father was a Danish sea captain; his Creole mother was from Danish-held St. Croix, where Leidesdorff was born in 1812. Educated in New Orleans, William Alexander Leidesdorff became an accomplished linguist and master of the . . . Map (db m73146) HM
78California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Captain Shorey
Born in Barbados, West Indies in 1859, Captain William Thomas Shorey served as the only black captain on the Pacific Coast during the rise of San Francisco as America's principal whaling port. Captain Shorey, known as "Black Ahab" by his crew, took . . . Map (db m92827) HM
79California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 82 — Castillo de San Joaquin
The first ship to enter San Francisco Bay, the San Carlos (Captain Ayala), dropped anchor off this point August 5, 1775. Lieutenant-Colonel Don Juan Bautista de Anza planted the cross on Cantil Blanco (White Cliff) March 28, 1776. The first . . . Map (db m10742) HM
80California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Castro Street Historical Timeline
Nineteen tablets embedded in the sidewalk line each side of Castro Street between Market Street and 19th Street. Before 1776 The native Yelamu people live nearby in the village of Hutchuei, relocating each winter to the bayside . . . Map (db m99828) HM
81California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Chavela VargasRainbow Honor Walk
. . . Map (db m186361) HM
82California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Chili DavisSan Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
San Francisco Giants: 1981-1987 San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1984, 1986 The first Jamaican in ML history, Davis began exceptional 19-year career with seven seasons as Giants outfielder. In his first full season, 1982, switch-hitter . . . Map (db m177384) HM
83California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — China Beach灘海國中
Since Gold Rush times, this cove was used as a campsite by many of the Chinese fishermen who worked in and around San Francisco Bay. Their efforts to supply the needs of a young city helped establish one of the area's most important industries and . . . Map (db m52925) HM
84California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Chinese-American War Memorial
We Salute These Americans of Chinese Ancestry who Gave Their Lives for America in World Wars I & II Tom Kwong, Leo Sai, Bill Tom, Donald Ginn Chong, Lincoln Mark, Tung Ling Yee, Harry Wong, Daniel Lim, Clifford S. Low, Hon Y. Lee, John Wing . . . Map (db m71450) WM
85California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Christine Jorgensen(1926-1989) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
American entertainer whose highly publicized gender change in the 1950s first brought widespread mainstream attention to transgender issues.Map (db m99810) HM
86California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Chutchui and Sitlintac
For the last 5,000 years this particular site served as a vantage point to the southeast, overlooking an ancient salt water bay fed by fresh water streams. Standing on this bluff three to four hundred years ago, looking southeast, you would have . . . Map (db m93013) HM
87California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Clark’s PointWilliam Squire Clark
At this point of rocks called Clark’s Point in the year of 1847 William Squire Clark drove piles and built the first wharf in the Bay of San FranciscoMap (db m72006) HM
88California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Coit Memorial TowerPioneer Park
This marker is composed of three panels; a center panel, a left panel and a right panel. (Center Panel:) San Francisco’s legendary Lillie Hitchcock Coit died in 1929, bequeathing one-third of her estate “for the purchase of . . . Map (db m69996) HM
89California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Coit Tower
This 210 foot monument was built in 1933 with monies bequeathed by Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the city she loved. Frescoes were painted in the interior of the newly built structure by local artists funded through the United States . . . Map (db m70020) HM
90California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 81 — Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site
On July 9, 1846, in the early morning, in “the days when water came up to Montgomery Street,” Commander John B. Montgomery – for whom Montgomery Street was named – landed near this spot from the U.S. Sloop-of-War . . . Map (db m143434) HM
91California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Compton's Cafeteria Riot - 1966Uptown Tenderloin — Lost Landmarks —
One August evening in 1966, transgender women and gay men banded together to fight back against oppression after a police officer harassed one of them at Gene Compton's Cafeteria. This confrontation was the first known full-scale riot for . . . Map (db m90982) HM
92California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Congressman Phillip Burton1926-1983
Powerful, profane, brilliant, fierce—think about Phil Burton and you have to think in big, dramatic terms. He wasn't a moderate man. Elected to Congress from San Francisco in 1964, he fought for workers' rights, for seniors and people with . . . Map (db m132243) HM
93California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Crane 14
Crane 14 is an American Hoist & Derrick Co. 50-ton Whirley Crane, erected by the U.S. government in 1941 atop Slip 4 when the slip was rebuilt in 1941 for the vastly expanded World War II shipbuilding program. Crane 14 and 30 were nicknamed Nick . . . Map (db m159381) HM
94California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Crimps and Dives
The marker is primarily composed of photographs and illustrations and the captions that accompany them. Photographs or illustrations are sequentially numbered from the top. Photographs may be enlarged by clicking on the maker images. San . . . Map (db m73460) HM
95California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Crissy FieldA Place of Renewal
The land known today as Crissy Field has undergone many changes. Once a rich salt marsh and homeland of Ohlone people, it was later a landing site for Spanish and Russian explorers, a venue for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and a . . . Map (db m63413) HM
96California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Crissy Field Transformed
The view before you to the east is one of the greatest transformations at the Presidio since it became a national park in 1994. Originally a tidal marsh, the wetlands were filled in and leased to build part of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International . . . Map (db m132490) HM
97California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Crocker Mansions
At this location, "1150" California Street, now the site of the Choir, stood William H. Crocker's Queen Anne style mansion (1888). The Deuxieme Empire-Italian Villa style mansion (1877) of his father, Charles Crocker, was at the N.W. corner of . . . Map (db m63582) HM
98California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dahlia Hotel
Dahlia Hotel c. 1907 Formerly Hotel Taylor Hotel Thames This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin Historic DistrictMap (db m91514) HM
99California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dalt Hotel c. 1910Former Hotel Dale
The tenants' mobilization and resistance to the planned conversion of the hotel in 1979 to a tourist hotel provided the catalyst for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors enactment of the SRO (Single Room Occupancy) Hotel Anti-Conversion Ordinance. . . . Map (db m91001) HM
100California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling1920 - 1977 — Uptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks —
After the 1906 Earthquake, dance ballrooms and academies such as the Arcadia, Fisher's and Golden Gate Ballroom replaced the demolished Alhambra Theatre on this site. By the 1930's, roller skates replaced dancing shoes. In 1942, the Golobic family . . . Map (db m91057) HM

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