Former site of Eureka Lodging

Former site of Eureka Lodging (HM25FA)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94111 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.657', W 122° 24.233'

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Residence 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 in 1849, Norton soon amassed a large fortune. By the the late 1850's he lost everything from a poor investment in rice. On September 17, 1859, Norton declared himself "Emperor of these United States", later adding "Protector of Mexico". The U.S. Census of 1870 showed his residence as The Eureka Lodging and listed his occupation as "Emperor".

On January 8, 1880, Emperor Norton collapsed and died at the corner of California and DuPont (now Grant) Streets. His funeral was attended by more than 30,000 mourners. He is buried at Woodland Memorial Park in Colma.

Dedicated March 25, 2016 (Clamp Year 6021)
Yerba Buena Lodge #1
E Clampsus Vitus
Credo Quia Absurdum
HM NumberHM25FA
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2016
Placed ByYerba Buena Lodge #1 E Clampsus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552483 N 4183158
Decimal Degrees37.79428333, -122.40388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.657', W 122° 24.233'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 39.42" N, 122° 24' 13.98" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 858, 650
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 648 Commercial St, San Francisco CA 94111, US
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