Friday, April 04, 2008

California Historical Landmark #819

Hudson's Bay Company
California State Historical Landmark #819

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This landmark is located at 505 Montgomery between Sacramento and Commercial Streets, San Francisco, California in San Francisco County. There are 48 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Francsico County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 47.649 W 122° 24.189.

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On this block, then on Yerba Buena's waterfront, stood the California headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company. Their chief trader, William G. Tae, purchased the property and started operations in 1841. This venture caused wide speculation about British intentions. Inadequate profits, a declining fur catch, and pressure of U.S. expansion caused Hudson's Bay Company to end its California operations.

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