Wednesday, August 17, 2022

California Historical Landmark #500

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 the first Meeting of Freemasons held in California; #453 Lucas, Turner & Co. Bank; #192 El Dorado, Park House and Dennison's Exchange; #500 Site of the Eastern Terminus of Clay Street Hill Railroad; and, #119 PORTSMOUTH PLAZA.

Site of the Eastern Terminus of Clay Street Hill Railroad
California State Historical Landmark #192

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This landmark is located in Portsmouth Plaza at Clay and Kearny Streets, San Francisco, California. There are 48 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Francisco County. The GPS coordinates for this location are 37° 47' 41.0" N 122° 24' 18.3" W.

California Historical Landmark #500
Andrew Smith Hallidie

Site of Eastern Terminus First Street Cars in World Propelled by Cable

Commenced operation August 1, 1875. Ceased February 15, 1942. 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 California, twice member Board of Freeholders for drafting city charter. Served on first Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Public Library.

Registered State Landmark No. 500
Tablet placed by the California State Park Commission
Base furnished by Friends of Andrew S. Hallidie

California Historical Landmark #500 Clay Street Hill at Kearny Street Circa 1860

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