Plaques, As Found Signs, In And Around San Francisco, California

Original Site Of Bancroft Library
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A plaque was posted on a pedestal at the corner of Mission Street and Ceasar Chavez Street in San Francisco. The plaque described the Original Site Of Bancroft Library, currently located in Berkeley, California. It read in part:

Original Site
Of Bancroft Library
Here from 1881-1906, stood the library of Hubert
Howe Bancroft external link, Who in 1860 began to collect the
wealth of material which was to subsequently
result in the writing of his monumental History Of
Western North America. In in 1905 the library was
purchased by the University of California and re-
moved the following year to its Berkeley Campus.


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The First California State Fair
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The first California State Fair was on this location on Post Street in San Francisco. It took place on October 4, 1954.


A Historic Plaque external link   •  Post Street   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 22:11:16 Sunday 10 May 2009)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 7 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DSC_2367
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Jack London Born On Third Street
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A plaque on the sideo of an office building on Third Street in San Francisco said that Jack London was born on 615 Third Street. It was in a house that burned during the 1906 earthquake.


A Historic Plaque external link   •  Third Street   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:26:37 Thursday 22 May 2008)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 7 June 2009)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DSC_2883
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Former Aroma Of Coffee
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A plaque in sidewalk just outside the old Hills Brothers Coffee building suggested the former aroma of coffee that greeted cars on the commute into the city over the Bay Bridge.


A Historic Plaque external link   •  Hills Brothers Coffee Building external link   •  Harrison at Embarcadero external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:18:06 Saturday 3 May 2008)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 7 June 2009)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DSC_2224
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Amazingly, the Y underwent a name change
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A plaque on the face of the Embarcadero YMCA showed that it had origianlly been called, "The Army Navy YMCA."


A Historic Plaque external link   •  Embarcadero YMCA external link   •  Stuart Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 22:11:16 Wednesday 15 August 2007)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 7 June 2009)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DSC_2296
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Barbary Coast Trail
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A Barbary Coast Trail marker was set in the sidewalk at Fisherman's Wharf tourist area in San Francisco, California.


A Historic Plaque external link   •  Fisherman's Wharf external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 22:11:16 Wednesday 15 August 2007)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 7 June 2009)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DSC_2224
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