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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Francisco, California

 
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1 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco — 408 — Birthplace of Freemasonry in California
Birthplace of Freemasonry in California. Historical Landmark No. 408. second marker: This site marks the birthplace of Freemasonry in California. At this location on October 17, 1849 the first meeting of Free and . . . Map (db m240302) HM
2 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco — 964 — Birthplace of The United NationsWar Memorial Complex — Opera House —
This plaque is presented to the City of San Francisco by the Department of State on behalf of the government of the United States of America to commemorate the use of the War Memorial Opera House of San Francisco for all plenary sessions . . . Map (db m241078) HM
3 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco — 875 — Old United States MintSan Francisco
The Old Mint (1869), San Francisco's second, is California's only such Federal Greek Revival structure. Due to unsurpassed productivity, it became a sub-treasury in 1874. Intact after the 1906 disaster, it served as clearing . . . Map (db m241572) HM
4 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alamo Square — Westerfield House
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1882Map (db m72502) HM
5 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — Alcatraz LighthouseOldest beacon on the West Coast — Golden Gate National Recreation Area —
Alcatraz's original lighthouse (below) was lit in 1854, when California's gold fields were drawing fortune-seekers from around the world. It was the first operating lighthouse on the West Coast. Today's lighthouse, which replaced the original one . . . Map (db m194652) HM
6 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — First Escape Attempt — Golden Gate Recreation Area — Reported damaged
"He took his chance" On April 27, 1936, a guard tower stood on these concrete pylons. As officers watched, inmate Joseph Bowers burned garbage in the incinerator straight ahead. Suddenly, Bowers went for the fence, made it over the top, and . . . Map (db m193975) HM
7 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — Indian Occupation 1969-1971 — Golden Gate National Recreation Area —
In 1969, six years after the penitentiary closed, a group of American Indians claimed Alcatraz for "Indians of All Tribes." For almost 19 months they occupied the island to call attention to the plight of Native Americans and make a stand for . . . Map (db m194670) HM
8 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — Lower Military PrisonFrom Fort to Prison — Golden Gate National Recreation Area —
During the Civil War, Confederate sympathizers, political prisoners, deserters, and other army convicts were sent to Alcatraz. This marked the beginning of the island's evolution from fort to prison. After the war's end, the post was pressed to take . . . Map (db m195490) HM
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9 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — Not Just a Water TowerA Message to the World — Golden Gate National Recreation Area —
The Alcatraz water tower is one of the most visible landmarks in San Francisco Bay. As such, it was an ideal place for American Indians who occupied the island to broadcast their message of "peace and freedom" to the world. Standing on each . . . Map (db m133766) HM
10 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — Officers' ClubGetting together on Alcatraz
When Alcatraz became a federal penitentiary, this building was dubbed the "Officer's Club." Soon known by island residents as the "Social Hall," it was used by prison staff and their families for parties, dances, and other sorts of recreation. . . . Map (db m133610) HM
11 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — Persian Carpet
From the 1920s through the 1960s, island slopes gistened every summer with the vibrant pink blossoms of an iceplant (Drosanthemum floribundum) known by the residents as "Persian carpet.” The iceplant solved two problems it reduced . . . Map (db m194674) HM
12 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — Quartermaster Warehouse and Power PlantSustaining the city in the bay
Throughout the military and penitentiary years, Alcatraz was much like a small town. Keeping the town going—and the convicts under control—depended on the uninterrupted service of the power plant to your left and the warehouse . . . Map (db m133621) HM
13 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — The MorgueDeath on the Rock
Although death on the island was seldom, both the U.S. military and the Federal Bureau of Prisons had to deal with the inescapable reality of death on Alcatraz. In 1910, the military constructed the morgue to store the bodies of the . . . Map (db m133598) HM
14 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — Warden's House
Alcatraz's executive mansion For many years, Alcatraz's most powerful resident lived in a Victorian cottage on Officers' Row. That changed in 1921 when this 15-room mansion was completed. Built on the island's summit to command respect, . . . Map (db m191924) HM
15 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Alcatraz Island — Western GullsNursery on the Parade Ground
Transformed from an army parade ground to a playground for the children of federal prison guards, the expanse of concrete straight ahead is now a nesting ground for Alcatraz's vast colony of western gulls. Each winter, up to 1,100 pairs of . . . Map (db m133765) HM
16 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Bernal Heights — 791 — Original Site of Bancroft Library
Here from 1881-1906 stood the library of Hubert Howe Bancroft who in 1860 began to collect the wealth of material which was to subsequently result in the writing of his monumental history of western North America. In 1905, the library was . . . Map (db m162984) HM
17 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Cathedral Hill — 691 — Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King
Apostle of liberty, humanitarian, Unitarian minister, who in the Civil War bound California to the Union and led her to excel all other states in support of the United States Sanitary Commission, predecessor to the American Red Cross. His statue, . . . Map (db m91855) HM
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18 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Central Waterfront — 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
19 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Central Waterfront — 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
20 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Central Waterfront — Industrial Architecture
The Union Iron Works Historic District eloquently expresses national trends in industrial architecture and design over a 61-year period from 1884 to 1945, and demonstrates how functionality drove the design of the buildings and the layout of . . . Map (db m175358) HM
21 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Central Waterfront — Industrialization of the Shoreline
With the coming of the Gold Rush, the landscape began to change rapidly. Access to deep water made this an attractive location for early maritime industries. The Tubbs Cordage Company located to Potrero Point in the mid-1850s and built a 1,000 . . . Map (db m159589) HM
22 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Central Waterfront — Radial Drill Press
This shipbuilding site was known to have state-of-the-art equipment throughout its existence. Recovered from historic Union Iron Works Building 113, this press was used to drill holes (and even stamp markings and indentations) . . . Map (db m159387) HM
23 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Central Waterfront — Steel Lathe
This shipbuilding site was known to have state-of-the-art equipment throughout its existence. Recovered from historic Union Iron Works Building 113, this lathe was fitted with cutting tools used for planing and milling machinery parts . . . Map (db m159378) HM
24 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Central Waterfront — Yard Evolution: New Power and Production
Electric power, new rail lines, and travelling cranes of the twentieth century replaced the steam hoists and horse carts of the nineteenth. Thanks to the efficiencies inherent in building multiple ships of identical type-notably the ability to . . . Map (db m162715) HM
25 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Central Waterfront — Yard Layout: Form Follows Function
Development of this historic landscape was driven by the growth and decline of the U.S. shipbuilding industry. At its most basic, shipbuilding involves moving heavy steel pieces around, in order to form them into shapes, and then assemble . . . Map (db m175685) HM
26 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — "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, . . . Map (db m114752) HM WM
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27 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 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
28 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 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
29 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 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
30 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 85 — California Star — Office of the California Star Newspaper —
On this site January 9, 1847 the California Star, the first newspaper in San Francisco, was published by Samuel Brannan.Map (db m71460) HM
31 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 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
32 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 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
33 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 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
34 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 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
35 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — First Chinese American Boy Scout Troop in America
The first Chinese American troop of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop Three of San Francisco, was founded by eight boys on this Chinese Methodist Church site in 1914. It is one of the oldest active troops in the United States. Dedicated by . . . Map (db m186444) HM
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36 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — First Chinese Baptist Church華人浸信會
{The left side of the marker has the text in English:} This church was organized on October 3, 1880. The congregation first met in rented quarters on Washington Street across from Portsmouth Square, and moved to the present location in . . . Map (db m52875) HM
37 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Former Site of Eureka LodgingsResidence of Emperor Norton
On this site stood The Eureka Lodging, a boarding house catering to tradesmen and transients. It's most famous resident, Joshua Abraham Norton (1818-1880), began living here in 1863 and remained for the next 17 years. Coming from South Africa . . . Map (db m113930) HM
38 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Hang Ah / 香雅Dimsum Tea House
1920 1st Dim Sum House in USA (Chinese not transcribed)Map (db m175267) HM
39 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Hang Ah Alley / 香亞巷
The Chinese Playground is one of the few recreational facilities in Chinatown. In order to make use of as much open space as possible, the Committee for Better Parks and Re creation in Chinatown and the San Francisco Department of Parks and . . . Map (db m175178) HM
40 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Hanlin Tea Restaurant / 翰林茶館Since 1986
翰林自從一九八六年開創第一家茶頗開始,創造風行世界的 . . . Map (db m177081) HM
41 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Home of Benjamen Chinn1921 – 2009
Photographer Benjamen Chinn was born, raised and spent virtually his entire live in this house. Chinn is best known for his iconic photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown and Paris, France.Map (db m70834) HM
42 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 819 — Hudson's Bay Company
On this block, then on Yerba Buena's waterfront, stood the California headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1841, their chief trader, William G. Rae, purchased the property and started operations. This venture caused wide speculation about . . . Map (db m143484) HM
43 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Kong Chow Association and Temple
On this site in 1851, Yee Ah Tye established the Sze Yup Company, one of the first Chinese mutual aid associations in America. Sze Yup Company provided mutual support, social services and economic aid. Constructed as a temple, the . . . Map (db m155185) HM
44 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Pony Express
The first Pony Express rider to reach San Francisco on the final relay carrying mail from St. Joseph, Missouri to California, arrived in this city Apr. 14, 1860 aboard the River Str. ‘Antelope’. Led by a band and several engine companies, a . . . Map (db m84866) HM
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45 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 119 — Portsmouth PlazaAn Historic Shrine
Named for U.S.S. Portsmouth commanded by Capt. John B. Montgomery, after whom Montgomery Street was named. It was here on the plaza that Capt. Montgomery first raised the American flag near the Mexican adobe custom house on July 9, 1846. This plaza . . . Map (db m143438) HM
46 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Raising of the American Flag
On this spot the American flag was first raised in San Francisco by Commander John B. Montgomery of the U.S.S. Portsmouth July 9, 1846 Map (db m81722) HM
47 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Ross Alley / 舊呂宋巷
Ross Alley is one of Chinatown's busiest alleyways, home to a mix of residences and businesses reflecting the everyday life and cultural traditions of the neighborhood. Tourists observe fortune cookies still folded by hand, local residents . . . Map (db m175261) HM
48 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — San Francisco Brewing Company
This building is the last of the Barbary Coast saloons. Prior to the great earthquake and fire of 1906, this was the site of the infamous Billy Goat Saloon, operated by Pigeon-toed Sal. After reconstruction, the original Andromeda Saloon opened . . . Map (db m58491) HM
49 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 143 — SFFD Engine Co. No. 2
Two plaques are found on this building City of San Francisco Designated Landmark No. 143 SFFD Engine Co. No. 2 Newton J. Tharp • Architect • 1908 Carey & Co. • Restoration Architect • 2001 SFFD Engine Co. No. . . . Map (db m71996) HM
50 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 87 — Site of First U.S. Branch Mint
The first United States Branch Mint in San Francisco was authorized by Congress July 3, 1852, and opened for operation on April 3, 1854. Dr. L.A. Birdall was the first superintendent: J. Huston, first minter: A. Haraszthy, first assayer. State . . . Map (db m206524) HM
51 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 810 — Site of Old St. Mary’sCornerstone 1853 - Dedicated 1854
The first building erected as a cathedral in California, Old Saint Mary’s served the archdiocese of San Francisco in that capacity from 1854 to 1891. Once the City’s most prominent building, much of its stone work was quarried and cut in China and . . . Map (db m9176) HM
52 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Site of San Francisco’s First Book Store
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53 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 587 — Site of the First Public School in California
This marks the site of the first public school in California Erected in 1847 — Opened April 3, 1848 This commemorative marker was erected in 1957 by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California . . . Map (db m53965) HM
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54 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 192 — Site of the Jenny Lind Theatre and San Francisco City Hall
The third Jenny Lind Theatre was opened by Tom Maquire on October 4, 1851 on the same site as the two preceding it, which were destroyed in the fires of 1851. In 1852 the City of San Francisco purchased this theatre for use as the City Hall.Map (db m143439) HM
55 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Spofford Alley / 斯呂宋巷
In the past, Spofford Alley was one of the central avenues of Chinatown. The Chee Kung Tong [Chinese Free Mason], located at 36 Spofford Alley, was the meeting place of the revolutionaries led by Dr. Sun Yat Sen, who planned the overthrow of the . . . Map (db m175269) HM
56 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — The Birthplace of a Great City
Here, June 25, 1835, William A. Richardson, founder of Yerba Buena, (later San Francisco) erected its first habitation, a tent dwelling, replacing it, in October 1835, by the first wooden house, and on this ground, in 1836, he erected the large . . . Map (db m70835) HM
57 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Watershed History (North Shore)
Historically, the underlying soil of the North Shore Watershed was primarily sand with serpentine outcroppings. The basin's shoreline and soil composition changed when large sections of Yerba Buena Cove (now the Financial District), Fisherman's . . . Map (db m175164) HM
58 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — 696 — Western Headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell
This was the site of the western business headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell -- founders, owners, and operators of the Pony Express, 1860-1861. The firm's main office was in Leavenworth, Kansas. W.W. Finney was the western representative . . . Map (db m33775) HM
59 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Willie "Woo Woo" Wong
Standing at 5 feet 5 inches tall, Willie "Woo Woo” Wong grew up in San Francisco to become one of the preeminent sport stars of the 1940's and 1950's. As a youngster, he perfected his basketbal skills during early morning work-outs at Chinese . . . Map (db m175169) HM
60 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Civic Center — 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
61 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Civic Center — Pioneer Monument / California Native Americans
[Panel 1:] Pioneer Monument Sculptor, Frank Happersberger (1859-1932) Dedicated to the City of San Francisco on November 29, 1894, the Pioneer Monument was a gift of philanthropist James Lick. Lick, who died in 1876, left . . . Map (db m32183) HM
62 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Dogpatch — Ship Propeller Drive Shaft
This shipbuilding site was known to have state-of-the-art equipment throughout its existence. Recovered from historic Union Iron Works Building 113, this massive drive shaft connected a ship's engine with its propeller, turning it . . . Map (db m159388) HM
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63 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — AIDS Memorial Quilt
Original Site NAMES Project, AIDS Memorial Quilt 1987Map (db m98206) HM
64 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — Audre Lorde — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) American writer, political activist, and self-described black feminist lesbian mother warrior poet, whose work confronted racism, sexism and homophobia Map (db m237817) HM
65 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — 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
66 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — Divine — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Divine (1945-1988) Singer and actor whose exceptional magnetism, radical artistry and flamboyant drag persona celebrated queer culture in film and theatrical appearances Map (db m237780) HM
67 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — 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
68 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — Josephine BakerRainbow Honor Walk
Josephine Baker (1906-1975) African-American born French dancer, singer, actress, Resistance fighter and world-famous entertainer who refused to perform for segregated audiencesMap (db m186406) HM
69 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — King of the Road!The Golden Gate’s Golden Age of Cycling
More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in San Francisco. The streets were filled with scorchers, bloomer girls, bone shakers, and wheelmen. More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in . . . Map (db m72526) HM
70 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — Kiyoshi Kuromiya(1943-2000) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Japanese-Americas human rights activist and founder of the Critical Path Project, one of the earliest resources for information about HIV research and treatmentMap (db m120181) HM
71 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — Lou SullivanRainbow Honor Walk
Lou Sullivan (1951-1991) Transgender historian and activist who challenged the denial of medical treatment to trans people who would be gay or lesbian after gender transition Map (db m186313) HM
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72 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — Marie Equi(1872-1952) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
American physician and political radical who fought for peace, an eight-hour workday, women's suffrage and their right to birth controlMap (db m187158) HM
73 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — Mint HillA Trip Through Local History — Clyde Wahrhaftig —
In 1936 almost half of Mint Hill was removed to create a flat base for the Mint. In 1947 Duboce Avenue east of the Sunset Tunnel was crowded with automobiles as shoppers thronged to the farmers’ market. The area near Market and Church . . . Map (db m128827) HM
74 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — Quentin Crisp — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Quentin Crisp (1908-1999) Writer, lecturer and raconteur whose flamboyance and caustic wit attracted public interest in his views about social manners, style and conformityMap (db m238009) HM
75 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — Sally Ride(1951-2012) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Physicist and astronaut, the first American woman in space, where as a mission specialist she helped to launch satellites and conduct scientific experiments Sally Ride Map (db m120150) HM
76 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — St. Francis Lutheran Church
Built by Danish immigrants as Ansgar Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, the cornerstone for this church was laid on September 17, 1905. The lower floor was occupied and the second floor sanctuary nearly finished when, on April 18, 1906, the . . . Map (db m237821) HM
77 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — 247 — Swedish American HallSan Francisco Landmark No. 247
Built in 1907, Swedish American Hall is home to the Swedish Society of San Francisco, founded in 1875. At the turn of the 20th Century, this neighborhood was a large Scandinavian enclave. The hall housed businesses serving the community, . . . Map (db m134684) HM
78 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — The Industrial AgeSan Francisco Street Car History
During the first half of the 20th century, electric streetcars reigned. Hills were soon surmounted by the cable car. The Industrial Age created the need for efficient urban transportation, which came first in the form of horse-drawn . . . Map (db m72657) HM
79 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Duboce Triangle — W.H. Auden — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Anglo-American poet whose brilliant insights, political engagement and unsurpassed technical virtuosity in nearly every verse form influenced a generation of writersMap (db m187043) HM
80 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — 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
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81 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — 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
82 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — 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
83 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Bustle of the City Reported permanently removed
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 m200513) HM
84 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — 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
85 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — 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
86 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — 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
87 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Ferry Building1898
California Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Pioneering structure in the use of reinforced concrete San Francisco Section ASCE 1976Map (db m200683) HM
88 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Fireboats on the Bay
You are facing San Francisco's only waterfront firehouse, built in 1913 for the fireboats and their crews. Fireboats stand by, directly alongside the fire station wharf, always ready for action. All along the waterfront are special manifold pipes . . . Map (db m92890) HM
89 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Folsom Street
The Folsom Street marker originally consisted of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern embedded in the sidewalk. Two of the plaques, the top right plaque and the center right plaque, been lost due to the placement of some utility boxes. The top . . . Map (db m72597) HM
90 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Freeway Supports
Rectangles embedded in the walkway mark the former locations of two Embarcadero Freeway support columns The dashed line that surrounds you marks the former locations of an Embarcadero Freeway column. We sit and eat our lunch. . . . Map (db m73089) HM
91 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Fruit Seller
Marker 1 Yesterday’s Port Fruit Seller Amidst the commercial bustle of sailing ships crowding the finger-piers to discharge and load freight, a man sells apples and grapes on the San Francisco waterfront, circa 1900, . . . Map (db m200528) HM
92 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Getting Around
The clangor of their coming and going comprised a contrapuntal symphony of cosmopolis. -- Lucius Beebe, Cable Car Carnival (text on the horizontal surface) Getting Around San Francisco, 1860's & 1870's Mostly . . . Map (db m92855) HM
93 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Harrison 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 m72725) HM
94 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Hills Bros. Coffee Trademark
Created by sculptor Spero Anargyros, the familiar bearded figure in turban and flowing robe logo was orginally designed for Hills Bros. by a local San Francisco artist just before the turn of the century. In 1900, when Hills Bros originated the . . . Map (db m162762) HM
95 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Hills Brothers Coffee
Founded in 1878 by Austin and Reuben Hills, Hills Brothers’ Coffee became world-famous when it invented vacuum-packed coffee in a can in time for the Alaska Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. This complex, San Francisco Landmark # 157, was designed in 1924 . . . Map (db m72585) HM
96 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Howard Street
This marker consists of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern, embedded in the sidewalk. 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 . . . Map (db m72607) HM
97 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — In Memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise“An Injury To One Is An Injury To All” — Bloody Thursday, July 5, 1934 —
In memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise, who gave their lives on Bloody Thursday, July 5, 1934, so that all working people might enjoy a greater measure of dignity and security. Sperry and Bordoise were fatally shot by San Francisco . . . Map (db m26162) HM
98 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Indian OccupiersThis Land is My Land
"Alcatraz is not an island, it's an idea. The idea that you can recapture and be in control of your life, your destiny, and self-determine your future." -- Richard Oakes, Spokesperson for the Occupation Pursuing an Ideal In . . . Map (db m116514) HM
99 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Klebingat Recalls The City Front
Captain Fred Klebingat was 24 years old when the panorama at the right was made from the Ferry Tower. He had sailed into San Francisco in 1908, as a seaman-donkeyman on the S.N. Castle. In 1979, at the age of 90, he walked the city front . . . Map (db m72721) HM
100 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Embarcadero — Luxury to the Tropics Reported permanently removed
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. The SS Malolo, . . . Map (db m73133) HM

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