Wednesday, February 16, 2022

California Historical Landmark #88

While we were in San Francisco in December, I did a walkabout and found eight different California Historical Markers, including: #88 Niantic Hotel; #90 Fort Gunnybags; #462 SITE OF FIRST JEWISH RELIGIOUS SERVICES IN SAN FRANCISCO; #408 SITE OF THE FIRST MEETING OF FREEMASONS HELD IN CALIFORNIA; #453 LUCAS, TURNER & CO. BANK; #192 EL DORADO, PARKER HOUSE, AND DENNISON'S EXCHANGE; #500 EASTERN TERMINUS OF CLAY STREET HILL RAILROAD; and, #119 PORTSMOUTH PLAZA.

Niantic Hotel
California State Historical Landmark #88

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This landmark is located at 524 Clay Street, San Francisco, California. There are 48 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Francisco County. The GPS coordinates for this location are 37° 47' 41.3" N 122° 24' 06.2" W.

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California Historical Landmark #88

The emigrant ship Niantic stood on this spot in the early days "when the water came up to Montgomery Street." Converted to other uses, it was covered with a shingle roof with offices and stores on the deck, at the level of which was constructed a wide balcony surmounted by a veranda. The hull was divided into warehouses entered by doorways on the sides.

The fire of May 3, 1851 destroyed all but the submerged hulk, which later was utilized as the foundation for the Niantic Hotel, a famous hostelry that stood until 1872.


California Historical Landmark #88

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