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By Barry Swackhamer, March 4, 2017
Steam Tug Hercules and Marker
California (San Francisco City and County), San Framcisco — Steam Tug Hercules
... we picked up six million feet of timber in a raft to tow South to San Diego. Long, slow lazy days, making no more than three knots. We rigged a fishing line and caught beautiful King Salmon on the way." - Albert Hody, Hercules . . . — Map (db m101809) HM
California (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
California (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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — “The D’Arcy Building”
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California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — AIDS Memorial Quilt
Original Site NAMES Project, AIDS Memorial Quilt 1987 — Map (db m98206) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — CHL 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 m71461) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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 line . . . — Map (db m92939) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — CHL 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 m72137) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — CHL 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 m58398) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 462 — First Jewish Religious Services
In a second floor room in a store which stood on this location, forty pioneers of Jewish faith gathered on Yom Kippur (5610) September 26, 1849, and participated in the first Jewish religious services in San Francisco. State Registered Landmark . . . — Map (db m40514) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 236 — First Ship into San Francisco Bay
On August 5 1775, the Spanish Packet San Carlos, under the command of Lieutenant Juan Manuel Ayala, became the first ship to sail into San Francisco Bay. A month and a half was spent in surveying the Bay from its southern most reaches to the . . . — Map (db m64008) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps
We march along with faith undaunted / Beside our gallant fighting men / whenever they are sick or wounded We nurse them back to health again As long as healing hands are wanted You'll find the nurses of the Corps -- Anthem of . . . — Map (db m92064) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Former Film ExchangeUptown Tenderloin Historic District
144 Leavenworth Street c. 1922 Former Film Exchange Originally owned by legendary San Francisco real estate developer Louis R. Lurie. This building is listed in The National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin . . . — Map (db m63655) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — CHL 760 — Former Site of Laurel Hill Cemetery1854 – 1946
The builders of the West, civic and military leaders, jurists, inventors, artists, and eleven United States Senators were buried here – the most revered of San Francisco’s Hills — Map (db m81123) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — CHL 90 — Fort Gunnybags
Fort Gunnybags was situated on this spot Headquarters of the Vigilance Committee during the year 1856 — Map (db m93082) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Fort MasonHistoric San Francisco Port of Embarkation
In response to the 1906 earthquake and fire, and recognizing the critical role of Fort Mason as a naval operations center, Congress appropriated funds to construct the tree piers in use today. Built on land reclaimed from a tidal cove, Fort Mason . . . — Map (db m70027) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Fort Mason Historic DistrictRevived San Francisco host 1915 world’s fair!
The Panama Pacific International Exposition, 635 acres of grand imagination, proclaimed to the world that San Francisco was fully recovered from the 1906 earthquake. Exhibition-filled palaces were built on filled marshlands between Fort Mason and . . . — Map (db m70001) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Fort Mason Historic DistrictU.S. Army Post (1864-1966)
First fortified by the Spanish in 1797, this bluff above the bay was re-armed by the U.S. Army in 1864. The post remained active through the Civil War, western Indians Wars, and conflicts abroad, beginning with the Spanish-American War in 1898. . . . — Map (db m70025) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Fort Point
Fort Point is considered one of the finest examples of military architecture in the United States and is San Francisco’s only major building constructed before the Civil War which has remained basically unchanged since it was completed and . . . — Map (db m10677) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Frances E. Willard
Inspired by San Francisco in 1883 Became the first world organizer of women. Standing here in 1883 she said "We are one world of tempted humanity"Map (db m18462) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Francisco 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 m73086) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Fray Francisco Palou, O.F.M.c. 1722 – 1789
Founder of this Mission of San Francisco de Asis (Dolores) distinguished son of Spain; missionary in the Sierra Gorda, Lower California and at Carmel; president of Missions in Mexico and California; zealous missionary; able administrator; . . . — Map (db m72508) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Fremont 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 m92818) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot 1966
Here marks the site of Gene Compton's Cafeteria where a riot took place one August night when transgender women and gay men stood up for their rights and fought against police brutality, poverty, oppression and discrimination in the Tenderloin. . . . — Map (db m91015) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — George Choy(1960-1993) — Rainbow Honor Walk
Passionate activist for queer Asians and Pacific Islanders and AIDS awareness who was instrumental is brining LGBT counseling programs to San Francisco public high schools. — Map (db m99821) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — George Sterling Park and the Alice Marble Tennis Courts
George Sterling 1869 – 1926 George Sterling represented California in the world of poetry for a generation. His works included “A Wine of Wizardry.” “Testimony of the Suns,” and “The House of . . . — Map (db m69986) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Gertrude Stein(1874-1946) — Rainbow Honor Walk
Experimental American writer whose Paris salon brought together many of the artists and authors who would help define modernism in literature and art — Map (db m98028) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Ghost Ship - Lydia
"Alas, the whaling bark Lydia which has lain near the old Pacific Mail Dock for so long is no more. With stem embedded in the mud and bow high in the air, she has lain impervious to wind and weather. Her stout oak frames held together by . . . — Map (db m87092) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Glen Canyon Park History
Unfortunately this maker has been badly vandalized. Missing portions are represented by ... Imagine how the Glen Canyon Park used to be part of the open ... hills far south of San Francisco... how you might feel if you came across this . . . — Map (db m99836) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Gold Mountain
As dreams and the spirit of adventure lured “fortune-hunters” from many parts of the world to California during the mid 1800s, so the news spread to the far reaches of China. To the Chinese, California came to symbolize an image of . . . — Map (db m70853) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 27 — Graceful Brick Building
Constructed in 1858, this graceful brick building played an important role in the financial and entrepreneurial development of frontier San Francisco. From his offices in this building, William M. Lent, President of the Savage Mining Company, . . . — Map (db m58395) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Granville House
On August 16, 1878, Mr. J. Granville contracted with the Spring Valley Water Works to provide water for his family, a lodger, a cow, and irrigation; his home was duly recorded as containing 500 sq. ft. In May of 1883, the water line water line was . . . — Map (db m102431) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Green 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 m73085) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Guillermo Granizo1923 – 1996
This ceramic mural is the work of Guillermo Granizo, a native San Francisco Artist. Shortly after Guillermo’s birth in 1923 the Granizo Family moved to Nicaragua for a period of eleven years. The family then returned to San Francisco. Extensive . . . — Map (db m72524) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Within the ocean swells, beyond the Golden Gate, is an underwater world of astoundingly rich and diverse marine life. Few regions on earth host the multitude of marine species found in the sanctuary’s open waters an estuaries, within its sea floor, . . . — Map (db m63424) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hamlin Hotelc. 1909
Vacant through the 1970's, the Hamlin was reoccupied and upgraded after being transferred to nonprofit ownership in the 1980's. It was a part of the nation's first agreement requiring tourist hotel developers to provide affordable housing. The . . . — Map (db m91792) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Harry Hay(1912-2002) — Rainbow Honor Walk
Sexual revolutionary who defined LGBT as a cultural identity and founded the first enduring gay rights organization in the United States. — Map (db m99807) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Harvey MilkMay 22, 1930 - November 27, 1978
Harvey Milk Plaza is named in honor of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, California’s first elected official to be openly gay. In 1975, Harvey Milk opened Castro Camera at 575 Castro Street and moved into the apartment upstairs. Harvey’s . . . — Map (db m21067) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Harvey MilkMay 22, 1930 - November 27, 1978
Harvey Milk made history as the first openly-gay elected official in California, and one of the first in the nation, when he won election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in November 1977. His camera store and campaign headquarters at 575 . . . — Map (db m64066) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Harvey MilkThe Mayor of Castro Street
Harvey Milk and Scott Smith opened their camera store at 575 Castro Street in 1973. It quickly developed into the neighborhood's "city hall" - the place where people always seemed to gather to discuss the latest news, problems, and concerns. Its . . . — Map (db m99850) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Heavy Cruiser USS San Francisco (CA38)
Honor-Courage-Commitment These are the remains of the flag bridge of the cruiser USS San Francisco, badly damaged in battle against Japanese naval forces on the night of November 12-13, 1942. The shrapnel-torn holes in her bridge bear . . . — Map (db m59868) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Herb Caen Way
Herb Caen published his first column in the San Francisco Chronicle July 5, 1938; he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996. His last weekday column appeared January 10, 1997 when he moved to the San Francisco Examiner in 1950, 30,000 . . . — Map (db m73492) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hicks Engine
The Hicks eight-horsepower engine was the most popular power source for San Francisco's "Monterey" fishing boats. Its simple design made for economy, reliability, and ease of maintenance. The Bay Area led the nation in production of heavy duty . . . — Map (db m101837) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Historic Shipwrecks - Lost at the Golden Gate
Swift tides, treacherous rocks, dense fog, and a narrow harbor entrance have always made San Francisco’s coast and port difficult to navigate. Over 300 known vessels have failed to make the passage and sank in the cold, treacherous waters. One . . . — Map (db m48638) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — History of Union Square
1839 Jean Vioget laid out the first plan of Yerba Buena (later San Francisco), showing the Union Square site as a future park. 1847 Jasper O’Farrell created a second, more accurate plan for the blocks of San Francisco, designating this . . . — Map (db m71915) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hobart Building
Hobart Building A San Francisco Landmark Constructed 1914 Willis Polk, Architect — Map (db m71802) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 141 — Home Telephone Company
This historic building originally served as the headquarters of the Home Telephone Company, San Francisco’s first telephone exchange site. Built 1908 Original Architect Coxhead and Coxhead . . . — Map (db m71944) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotaling Building
Built in 1866 and occupied by A.P. Hotaling & Co., this building housed the largest liquor repository on the West Coast. It survived the 1906 earthquake and fire due to a mile long fire hose laid from Fisherman's Wharf over Telegraph Hill by the . . . — Map (db m40165) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotel Bristolc. 1908
Formerly the Athens lodgings Hotel Belmont This Building is Listed in The National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m91804) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotel Drakec. 1906 — Formerly Hotel Eddy, Hotel Glynn
Film director Frank Capra lived at the Hotel Eddy in 1921 when he was hired to direct his first film The Ballad of Fultah Fisher's Boarding House. This Building is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin . . . — Map (db m91805) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotel JeffersonUptown Tenderloin Historic District — Formerly Hotel Ormond c. 1909
The 2006 movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, was filmed at the Jefferson, as was the 1996-2001 television series, Nash Bridges. This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m90132) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotel Wintonc. 1907
This Building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m91065) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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 m41292) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Huntington Park/Fountain of the Tortoises
Huntington Park On this site in 1872, General David D. Colton, a railroad attorney, built one of the most elaborate residences ever seen in San Francisco. The classic white wooden mansion featured an entry flight of marble steps leading to a . . . — Map (db m63532) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hyde Street Pier — San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
This pier, home of the museum’s fleet of historic ships since 1963, was built in 1922 as the terminal of the Golden Gate Ferry Company service to Sausalito. Additions were completed in 1931 and 1932. Service to Berkeley was added by Golden . . . — Map (db m63394) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hyde Street Pier Was Part of Highway 101
Before the Golden Gate Bridge was built, the only way to drive north from San Francisco was to cross the Bay on a ferryboat. The Golden Gate Ferry began service to Sausalito in 1922, and Hyde Street Pier officially became part of Route 101, the . . . — Map (db m101848) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — In Memory of Adolph Sutro
Mining Engineer — Philanthropist — Pioneer Builder in San Francisco. Born April 29, 1830, in Prussia. Came to the United States 1850. Settled in San Francisco 1854. Built Sutro Heights which he presented to San Francisco as a public . . . — Map (db m21262) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — In Memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise
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 police . . . — Map (db m26162) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Isadora Duncan1878 – 1927
Daughter of California Pioneers America’s Genius of Dance was born on this site. She created a new art form, liberating the dance as an expression of life. She believed and taught that “no education is complete without the . . . — Map (db m72365) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 11 — Issei Women's LegacySan Francisco Japantown History Walk
Life in America was full of unknowns for an Issei (Japanese immigrant) departing Japan in the early l900s. She may have come to America as a laborer or accompanying her husband. More likely, she came as a picture bride through an arranged marriage . . . — Map (db m86487) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Italy Harbor
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. From 1889 to 1900, . . . — Map (db m73135) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Jack London
To mark the birthplace of the noted author Jack London January 12, 1876 The original home on this site, then known as 615 Third Street was destroyed in the fire of April 18, 1906 Placed by the California Historical . . . — Map (db m21203) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — James Baldwin(1924-1987) — Rainbow Honor Walk
Eloquent novelist, essayist, poet, social critic, civil rights leader and passionate advocate for racial equality and human rights for gays. — Map (db m99818) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Jane Addams(1860-1915) — Rainbow Honor Walk
Pioneer social reformer, activist for women's rights and world peace, public philosopher, author, first woman (sic) to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. — Map (db m99816) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Java HouseEstablished 1912
Good food here! The oldest eatery on San Francisco's Embarcadero, Java House has served breakfast and lunch at this Pier 40 location since 1912. The classic menu appeals to all who have stopped in from sailors, longshoremen, tourists and politicians . . . — Map (db m20934) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — John's GrillFriends of Libraries U.S.A. — Literary Landmarks Register
John's Grill site where Dashiell Hammett wrote "The Maltese Falcon" "Spade went to John's Grill and asked the waiter to hurry his order of chops, baked potatoes, sliced tomatoes... and was smoking a cigarette with his coffee when... " is . . . — Map (db m74107) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — José Sarria
José Sarria Court honors the humor, political savvy, and talent of a great San Franciscan. Born in 1923, José's performance career began in the 1950's. In 1961, Sarria ran for San Francisco City Supervisor; the first openly gay candidate to run . . . — Map (db m88599) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — CHL 1024 — Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda1802 – 1889 — North Beach Pioneer
Juana Briones, born in Hispanic California, was a preeminent woman of her time. In the 1830s and 1840s she transformed an isolated cove in the then Mexican hamlet of Yerba Buena into her rancho. At the site of this park she raised cattle and grew . . . — Map (db m58383) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Keith Haring(1958-1990) — Rainbow Honor Walk
American artist and social activist whose distinctive outline figures express universal concepts of birth, sex, love and joy. — Map (db m99804) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — King 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 m72545) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Klockars' Blacksmith Shop
Beginning in the 1860s, foundries South of Market Street fabricated mining machinery, railroad cars, and ships. This 1912 machine shop is the last. Fred V. Wilbert forged fine tools here. Edwin A. Klockars (1898-1994), a native of Munsmo, Finland, . . . — Map (db m110905) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 1 — La Misión San Francisco de AsísMission Dolores — San Francisco Historical Monument Number 1
La Paz y Bien -- Peace and Goodness Founded in 1776 by Fray Francisco Palou, OFM and built by people of the Ohlone nation in the village of Chutchui 1788-1791. To them we pay homage as the founders and first builders of this community and . . . — Map (db m72507) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Leonard MatlovichA Gay Vietnam Veteran
In memory of Leonard Matlovich who lived in this building for several years. His epitaph reads: A Gay Vietnam Veteran When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. Never . . . — Map (db m64100) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 937 — Liberty Bell Slot Machine
Charles August Fey began inventing and manufacturing slot machines in 1894. Fey pioneered many innovations of coin operated gaming devices in his San Francisco workshop at 406 Market Street, including the original three-reel bell slot machine in . . . — Map (db m29118) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Liberty Ships – Born in World War II1941 to 1943 — Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien - Alive and Steaming
Visit America’s answer to Hitler’s U-Boats – one of the last 2,710 identical armed Merchant Ships built to carry “beans, bullets and black oil" to our fighting men around the world. The goal was to build them faster than the enemy could . . . — Map (db m76503) HM WM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Lincoln BeacheyMarch 3, 1887 - March 14, 1915
Lincoln Beachey was born in San Francisco and called the city “home” all his short life. His aerial adventures started at age 18, flying dirigibles. Beachey made the world’s first air mail delivery during an air show in Portland, Oregon, . . . — Map (db m81561) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Little Chile
The area bounded by Montgomery, Pacific, Jackson and Kearny streets was known as “Chilecito” or “Little Chile” & was established during the gold rush period by Chilean settlers. — Map (db m58384) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Lover’s Lane
This trail witnessed the passing of Spanish soldiers, Franciscan missionaries and American soldiers of two centuries. It is perhaps the oldest travel corridor in San Francisco. In 1776 this path connected the Spanish Presidio with the mission, . . . — Map (db m72484) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Luisa Tetrazzini
To Remember Christmas Eve • 1910 when Luisa Tetrazzini sang to the people of San Francisco on this spot — Map (db m103373) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Lupo’s Restaurant
This is the site of Lupo’s Restaurant which introduced Pizza to the West coast in 1935. The original brick oven, fired by oakwood, is still in use here at Tommaso’s — Map (db m73069) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Luxury to the Tropics
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
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Marina Air FieldStanley Hiller Jr.
There are two markers mounted on opposite sides of the flagpole base in the Marina Green This plaque marks the site of the Marina Air Field The first terminus of the United States Post Office Dept. Trans-Continental Air . . . — Map (db m70028) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Mark Hopkins Hotel
The Mark Hopkins Hotel was conceived, financed and built by Comstock Lode mining engineer George D. Smith who operated it from its opening in December 1926 through January 1962. He directed the evolution of the hotel from a semi-residential to a . . . — Map (db m71456) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Mary Ellen Pleasant Memorial Park1814 - 1904
Mother of Civil Rights in California. She supported the western terminus of the underground railway for fugitive slaves, 1850-1865. This legendary pioneer once lived on this site and planted these six trees. Placed by the San . . . — Map (db m85557) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Mayors of San Francisco
Alcaldes Francisco DeHaro (1834) • Jose Joaquin Estudillo (1835) • Francisco Guerrero (1836) • Ignacio Martinez (1837) • Francisco DeHaro (1838-1839) • Francisco Guerrero (1839-1841) • Jose de Jesus Noe (1842) • Francisco Sanchez (1843) • . . . — Map (db m71916) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Men of Vision
Joseph Strauss dreamed of a golden bridge spanning San Francisco Bay. But people opposed it fearing it would never survive the strong tides, it would lower property values, it would ruin the view. More than 2,000 lawsuits were filed to stop . . . — Map (db m90765) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Metropolitan Club
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Metropolitan Club Incorporated in 1915 as the Woman’s Athletic Club of San Francisco Bliss & . . . — Map (db m71912) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Migration of the Monastery Stones
The weathered stones in the limestone wall that frames this garden were once part of the Cistercian Monastery in Santa Maria de Ovila in Spain. 1188 The monastery was founded, and for over six centuries it dominated its surroundings near . . . — Map (db m106634) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Miles Archer
On approximately this spot Miles Archer, partner of Sam Spade, was done in by Brigid O’Shaughnessy — Map (db m71672) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Military Intelligence Service Language SchoolNovember 1941 - April 1942
This building was the site of the first class of the Military Intelligence Service Language School November 1941 - April 1942 Eventually, six thousand Japanese-American soldier graduates served their country valiantly in the Pacific area . . . — Map (db m29989) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 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 m72658) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Misión San Francisco de Asís(Mission Dolores)
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California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Montgomery Street Barracks
In the years between the Civil War (1861-1864(sic)) and the Spanish-American War (1898), the health of the army improved drastically. The new concern for soldiers’ well-being, the emphasis on sanitation, which became realizable in the new . . . — Map (db m72483) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Music in the Military: Presidio Band Barracks
The building to the right was a band barracks, Music kept the Army marchers in step, rallied troops in battle, enhanced ceremonies and solemnized burials. Each day at the Presidio began at 6 a.m. with the boom of a cannon and a bugle sounding a . . . — Map (db m72482) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Native Sons Building
Originally dedicated Sept. 15, 1912 Rededicated on the 100th anniversary Sept. 16, 2012 in memory of those who had the foresight to construct this building. Directors 1912 James D. Phelan • Chas. M. Belshaw • Lewis F. Byington • Louis . . . — Map (db m71900) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Navigating the Golden Gate - Bonfires, buoys, and foghorns
Deep channels make San Francisco’s remarkable harbor accessible to immense ships. On the other hand, a narrow entrance, swift currents, high winds, rocks, and fog make navigating the Golden Gate treacherous. Early mariners looked for on-shore . . . — Map (db m48641) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — North West Corner of Original Presidio
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California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Oasis ApartmentsUptown Tenderloin Historic District — c. 1928
Formerly YMCA Hotel This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m90171) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Octagon House
Feusier Octagon House Built by George Kenney circa 1852 Occupied by the Feusier Family for over 80 years — Map (db m69987) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Officer Jane Warner
Jane Warner spent two decades keeping the peace in the city's Castro, Noe Valley and Mission neighborhoods as a San Francisco Patrol Special Police Officer. To her many friends, she was simply known as "Officer Jane". She was dedicated not only . . . — Map (db m64229) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Old Ship Saloon
After a 178 day voyage from New York via Cape Horn in 1849 the sailing ship "Arkansas" arrived in San Francisco Bay. Among her 112 passengers were 76 Methodists, all bound for the gold fields or church propagation. The ship was nearly lost while . . . — Map (db m33272) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Original Joe'sUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks
1937 - 2007 Established in 1937 by Tony Rodin, Original Joe's served hearty Italian food to over 8 million customers for the next six decades. Known for an open door policy, the legendary restaurant fed the rich and poor alike. Family members . . . — Map (db m90863) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 1010 — Original Site of Third Baptist ChurchThe First African American Baptist Church West of the Rocky Mountains
In August 1852, Abraham Brown, Thomas Bundy, Thomas Davenport, Willie Denton, Harry Fields, George Lewis, Fielding Spotts, and Eliza and William Davis organized the church in the Davis home. The congregation purchased the old First Baptist Church . . . — Map (db m52644) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Oscar Wilde(1854-1900) — Rainbow Honor Walk
Irish dramatist, poet, novelist and essayist known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, glittering conversation and enduring artistic achievements Oscar WildeMap (db m98068) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Pacific States BuildingBuilding 1905
Headquarters of Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company Category I Historically Significant — Map (db m71945) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Paddle Tug Eppleton Hall
"The Eppleton Hall is the handiest type of tug that was ever built." - Captain John Gibson, Sunderland, England. Eppleton Hall is typical of the tugs used in the coal ports of Northern England to tow barges and shipping. Similar . . . — Map (db m101806) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Page Hotelc. 1907
This Building is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin Historic District — Map (db m91806) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Parrot Building(The Emporium)
Designed by Albert Pissis in 1896, the former Parrot Building that occupied this site housed the Emporium Department Store on the first two floors. Other tenants included the Supreme Court of California on the fifth floor. The building was . . . — Map (db m71897) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Peoples of the Coast - Why did they live here?
Alson, Aptos, Carquin, Huchiun, Oljon, Tamien, Matsun, Rumsen, Yelamu … these are jst a few of the 50 or so Indian tribes that populated the coastal area from Carquinez Strait to south of Monterey Bay. For at least 10,000 years prior to European . . . — Map (db m48640) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Petaluma's SternwheelHyde Street Pier — San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
“After 35 years, 8 months and 10 days we tie up for good. This ends 103 years of stern wheel navigation of S.F. Bay and tributaries. John H. Urton, Master” Final Log Entry, dated August 24, 1950. The . . . — Map (db m63393) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Phelan BuildingThor Equities
was built in 1908 by philanthropist, humanitarian, and statesman James D. Phelan. This spectacular Flatiron style building was designed by William Curlett, one of the foremost architects of the Victorian-era and founding father of the AIA San . . . — Map (db m71870) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Piers 1½, 3 & 5
Pier 1 ½ and Pier 3 were built in 1917-1919 for use by riverboats to connect San Francisco to Sacramento and the San Joaquin River. Pier 1 ½ was built as a passenger terminal while Pier 3 was used for freight. The central pavilion at Pier . . . — Map (db m73461) HM

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