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On this site then occupied by Trinity Episcopal Church William Ingraham Kip First Episcopal Bishop of California began his fort-year episcopate on January 29, 1854
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 ourempire hangs onthe decision ofthis day." &md…
Between his arrival in the sleepy trading post of Yerba Buena in 1841 and his untimely death seven years later, William Alexander Leidesdorff - the son of a Danish Jewish sugar planter and a black plantation worker in St. Croix - cemented his lega…
332 Pine StreetOriginally"The Orient Building" Constructed 1912Architect: George Applegarth A Category 1Historic Landmark
Original Construction 1917Architect: Benjamin G. McDougall (1865-1937)The Old Chamber of Commerce Building or 333 Pine was built in 1917 by the Mills Estate Co. for Aetna Insurance Co. and designed by Benjamin G. McDougall. In composition, the…
Founded in 1854 for the ?diffusion of knowledge at the least possible expense to the seeker', the Institute's Library and Chess Room and its literary and social activities are intertwined with the history of San Francisco and California. James Lic…
This corner was originally that part of San Francisco once called Yerba Buena Cove whose shoreline was about one block further west at Montgomery Street. Landfill occurred in the 1850s and the first known structure was the Friedlander's building b…
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 …
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 1…
This tablet marks the shore line of San Francisco Bay at the time of the discovery of gold in California, January 24, 1848. Map reproduced above delineates old shore line.Placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, 1921.