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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Francisco

 
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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 centennial — Map (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 Landmark — Map (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 — 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
8California (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
9California (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
10California (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
11California (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
12California (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 1971 — Map (db m58549) HM
13California (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 District — Map (db m91655) HM
14California (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
15California (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
16California (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
17California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — AIDS Memorial Quilt
Original Site NAMES Project, AIDS Memorial Quilt 1987 — Map (db m98206) HM
18California (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
19California (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
20California (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
21California (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
22California (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
23California (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
24California (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
25California (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
26California (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
27California (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
28California (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
29California (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
30California (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
31California (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
32California (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 Congress — Map (db m120172) HM
33California (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
34California (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
35California (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
36California (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
37California (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
38California (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
39California (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
40California (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
41California (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
42California (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
43California (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
44California (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
45California (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
46California (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
47California (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
48California (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
49California (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
50California (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
51California (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
52California (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
53California (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 Brannan — Map (db m71460) HM
54California (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
55California (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
56California (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
57California (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
58California (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
59California (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
60California (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
61California (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
62California (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
63California (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
64California (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
65California (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 Francisco — Map (db m72006) HM
66California (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
67California (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
68California (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
69California (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
70California (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
71California (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
72California (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
73California (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
74California (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
75California (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
76California (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
77California (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
78California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Daring Pilots, Youthful Heroes
The 91st Observation Squadron Crissy Field was home to many daring pilots who made their mark on aviation history. Among these famous flyers were Major Dana H. Crissy, who died in a crash attempting to fly to the East Coast from here, and Major . . . — Map (db m131186) HM
79California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Defending the Golden Gate
The Army mounted twenty-one cannon here on the barbette tier. Soldiers could aim the cannon to defend against attack from land or sea. "Yesterday, Queen Emma and suite, of the Hawaiian Islands....visited fortifications of the harbor...The . . . — Map (db m102276) HM
80California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Defending the Golden Gate
This level is called the "barbette tier" Cannon mounted "en barbette" have carriages which permit soldiers to fire them over a parapet (or wall). The parapet here is 7 feet 2 inches thick. Fort Point's barbette cannon could sink any wooden ship . . . — Map (db m129413) HM
81California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Del Monte Square
In 1907, the historic buildings on this block were built as a food cannery and warehouse by the California Fruit Canners Association, now known as Del Monte foods and headquartered in San Francisco. Called "Del Monte Plant No. 1", the facility was . . . — Map (db m117070) HM
82California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Devil's Acre & Battle Row"The Center of Sin in San Francisco"
From the mid-1880s onward, the diagonally cut block bounded by Broadway, Kearny, and Columbus came to be known tocally as the "Devil's Acre,” a place described by the San Francisco Call in 1886 as "the resort and abiding place of . . . — Map (db m152779) HM
83California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dewey Monument
(Panel 1) On the night of April Thirtieth 1898 Commodore Deweys squadron entered Manila Bay and undaunted by the danger of submerged explosives reached Manila at dawn of May First 1898 • Attacked and destroyed the Spanish fleet of ten war . . . — Map (db m15075) HM
84California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Discarded Treasure
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. A San Francisco . . . — Map (db m73134) HM
85California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dominic Paul DiMaggioFebruary 12, 1917 - May 8, 2009
This is the site of the original Dimaggios' Restaurant founded by the five DiMaggio brothers in 1937. Tom, the oldest of the 9 children of Sicilian immigrant parents, ran it until the youngest, Dominic Paul DiMaggio, took on the responsibilities in . . . — Map (db m115951) HM
86California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Down to the Seas in Ships
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. You . . . — Map (db m73347) HM
87California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dr. Jose P. Rizal
Philippine national hero and martyr stayed at the Palace Hotel from May 4 to 6, 1888 in the course of his only visit to the Unites States. Imbued with a superior intellect and an intense love for his country, Dr. Rizal sought to gain freedom . . . — Map (db m71856) HM
88California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dr. Sun Yat Sen1866 - 1925
Founder of the Kuo Min Tang, Champion for Democracy, Father of the Chinese Republic and first President. Lover of mankind. Proponent of friendship and peace among the nations based on equality, justice and goodwill. — Map (db m69511) HM
89California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 784 — El Camino Real
This plaque is placed on the 250th anniversary of the birth of California’s apostle, Padre Junípero Serra, O.F.M. to mark the northern terminus of El Camino Real as Padre Serra knew it and helped to blaze it. 1713 - November 24 - 1963 . . . — Map (db m32169) HM
90California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Electric Streetcar LineA Breathtaking Ride
An electric streetcar line once wound along the cliffs past this very spot. From 1905 to 1925, the line extended nearly 8 miles, carrying passengers from the neighborhoods of San Francisco, through sand dunes and coastal scrub, to Lands End. . . . — Map (db m107278) HM
91California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Elixir
This is the second oldest known continually operating Saloon location in San Francisco and a centerpiece of the Mission Dolores Neighborhood. On this site Francis Daneal's "bar-room" was listed in the 1858 edition of the San Francisco Registry. . . . — Map (db m110393) HM
92California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Far East CaféSince 1920
The staffs and management of the Far East Café welcome you into this enchanting restaurant that bring you back in time. Experience dining as it was once enjoyed by the people of ancient China. We serve fine Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine. Whether . . . — Map (db m107302) HM
93California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 941 — Farnsworth's Green Street Lab
In a simple laboratory on this site, 202 Green Street, Philo Taylor Farnsworth, U.S. pioneer in electronics,invented and patented the first operational all-electronic "television system" on September 7, 1927. The 21 year-old inventor and several . . . — Map (db m20900) HM
94California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Fast Tides, Frisky Winds & Wet Sails
"It has been said that all great cities of history have been built on bodies of water - Rome on the Tiber, Paris on the Seine, London on the Thames, New York on the Hudson. If this is a criterion of a city's greatness, surely San Francisco ranks in . . . — Map (db m92872) HM
95California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — FDR's Saluteto the Officers and Men ... USS "San Francisco"' — USS San Francisco Memorial —
In Salute to the Officers and Men, living and dead, of the U.S.S. “San Francisco” a warship named for our city, which though sorely wounded, emerged triumphantly from the Battle of Guadalcanal, November 12-13 1942 after . . . — Map (db m71479) HM
96California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Federico Garcia Lorca(1898-1936) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Poet, dramatist and political activist whose heroic opposition to totalitarianism resulted in his murder by Fascists during the Spanish Civil War. — Map (db m99822) HM
97California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Fereydoun Farrokhzad(1938-1992) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Muslim entertainer and martyred political activist who fought to have a free and open society for Iran, his homeland, and for people everywhere فریدون فرخزاد — Map (db m120372) HM
98California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Ferry Boats
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. In . . . — Map (db m73476) HM
99California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Ferryboat Eureka
Eureka was originally launched as the Ukiah, a rail car and passenger ferry. She ran between San Francisco and Tiburon for the San Francisco and Northern Pacific Railroad, later the Northwestern Pacific. Between 1920 and 1922 . . . — Map (db m101781) HM
100California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Finnochio's"America's Most Unusual Nightclub" - 506 Broadway
"Welcome to the world-famous Finocchio's, where the most beautiful women onstage are men." Opened in 1936, Finocchio's cabaret featured female impersonators, both gay and straight, performing in, elaborateshows that drew in sailors and tourists . . . — Map (db m116050) HM

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Oct. 29, 2020