San Francisco History

former mansion at Clarendon & Twin Peaks

Posted by
Stefanie Kelly on February 17, 2001 at 18:14:45:

anyone have information about the old mansion with the half-circle brick driveway that sat at the corner of Clarendon & Twin Peaks until early-mid 90s(?) before it was demolished and replaced by the three(?) enormous dwellings that now occupy that lot? it was a sort of Spanish Revival, white stucco-ish with a long stairway leading up from the driveway to the front door. i believe the courtyard-situated structure on Mountain Spring (which would have been around the back side of the home i'm referring to) - white-washed brick kind of carriage house dwelling(s) about 2/3 of the way up the hill - was attached to the house in question at one time... i believe the main house sat vacant for some time before it was knocked down in the name of progress (hmph)... it was a grand old structure. thank you (again).

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Pacific Coast Steamship Company

Posted by
Jan C. Nielsen on March 13, 2001 at 13:31:29:

Has anyone heard of this company? In the 1901 Directory, Goodall and Perkins Co. were listed as its agents. James Farrell, as the President. The interesting thing is that "Perkins" is George Perkins, who was the U.S. Senator that served on the Senate committee investigating the Titanic disaster. I'm wondering if Pacific Coast Steamship Co. had any connection to the owners of the Titanic, i.e., Oceanic Navigation Steamship Co., or International Mercantile Marine Co. (owned and controlled by J.P. Morgan). Anyone have any ideas?

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Golden gate Park Aid Station- Stanyan/ Beulah@Kezar pav

Posted by
Glenn Hunt on March 16, 2001 at 04:17:19:

Does anyone have the history, architect, origin, building documentation, materials ,methods of construction? It is currently occupied by RECPARK, natural areas & volunteers groups.

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Lake Merced in 1854

Posted by
Sue Payne on March 18, 2001 at 11:38:34:

What can you tell me about Lake Merced in 1854? I am reading a diary that tells about public excursions to a lake, and a Lake House. I assume this is Lake Merced. (The party leaves from Mission Dolores, travels "good road."

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Winifred E Harris-Jones

Posted by
Andy Moreton on March 22, 2001 at 06:03:18:


Anyone know anything about Winifred E Harris-Jones, a fashion illustrator who operated out of the Call Building in the 1920s? I'm considering buying a delightful drawing of hers in an internet auction.

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Henry Smith - architect

Posted by
Jan C. Nielsen on March 31, 2001 at 00:14:38:

I found a building designed by this 1919 architect, Henry Smith, at 2151 Laguna Street, in Pacific Heights. It's a beautiful three story apartment building that looks like an old mansion. Has anyone heard of Henry Smith?

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Morrison Funeral Home

Posted by David on April 01, 2001 at 08:41:23:

What happened to the Morrison Funeral Home on Baker Street. It was there in the 40's

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FIND CEMETARY

Posted by
HAL SCHROEDER on April 01, 2001 at 16:50:29:

TRYING TO FIND THE NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE OF THE MASONIC CEMETARY IN SAN FRANCISCO . MY DAD WAS BURIED THERE ABOUT 1962.

THANKS.

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Alice Griffith

Posted by
Greg Hogg on April 01, 2001 at 17:12:48:

Where can I find biographical information about Alice Griffith?

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population

Posted by
Alice on April 02, 2001 at 00:52:13:

Got a question. What is the update population of San Francisco? Ratio of male and female?

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Masonic Cemetery

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 02, 2001 at 01:15:29:

In Reply to: FIND CEMETARY posted by HAL SCHROEDER on April 01, 2001 at 16:50:29:

Well, this is interesting because the Masonic Cemetery of San Francisco was removed before 1962. The deceased were moved primarily to Greenlawn Cemetery in Colma, San Mateo County. You might want to contact the California Grand Lodge for help:

http://www.freemason.org/contact/genealogy/index.htm

For a list of current addresses and phone numbers of SF bay area cemeteries, see:

http://www.sfo.com/~timandpamwolf/sfrancem.htm

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Re: population

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 02, 2001 at 01:37:55:

In Reply to: population posted by Alice on April 02, 2001 at 00:52:13:

The U.S. Census, as I can determine as of today, hasn't published the county statistics yet. But, according to the California Department of Finance, the population for San Francisco City & County was 776,733 for year 2000; no totals for male/female have been published. I will update the Population webpage as soon as I find the statistics are published.

-Ron

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Re: Alice Griffith

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 02, 2001 at 10:55:59:

In Reply to: Alice Griffith posted by Greg Hogg on April 01, 2001 at 17:12:48:

The San Francisco Public Library has a newspaper index that has entries about her personal and professional life.

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Re: Morrison Funeral Home

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 02, 2001 at 10:57:34:

In Reply to: Morrison Funeral Home posted by David on April 01, 2001 at 08:41:23:

David J. Morrison was listed in the San Francisco city directories as a funeral director at 401 Baker. In 1947, Carlos Harrison was listed at a funeral director at the same address. I would guess Harrison bought the business.

-Ron

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Re: Henry C. Smith - architect

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 02, 2001 at 11:03:36:

In Reply to: Henry Smith - architect posted by Jan C. Nielsen on March 31, 2001 at 00:14:38:

Henry C. Smith was a prolific architect in San Francisco.

He was born in San Jose, studied architect in Philadelphia, and in 1900 returned home and commenced practice in San Francisco. Along with his partner Louis S. Stone, they designed more than 126 school buildings. (Source: "Men Who Made San Francisco." 1911. 239. portrait.)

Later, he designed many apartment houses among other structures. He became known as "the hillside architect."

There are a couple of great articles, which include many of his designs and photos of his buildings, in "The Architect and Engineer of California" magazine (February 1912, pages 34-71; January 1916, pages 38-80).

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Re: Golden gate Park Aid Station- Stanyan/ Beulah@Kezar pav

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 02, 2001 at 11:05:47:

In Reply to: Golden gate Park Aid Station- Stanyan/ Beulah@Kezar pav posted by Glenn Hunt on March 16, 2001 at 04:17:19:

Was this the Park Emergency Hospital? If so, it is City Landmark #201. Designed in the Beaux Arts style by Newton J. Tharp, it is constructed of unreinforced masonry, sandstone and stucco finishes with a red clay tile roof. It was built in 1902.

Source: Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board.

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Re: Lake Merced in 1854

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 02, 2001 at 11:11:31:

In Reply to: Lake Merced in 1854 posted by Sue Payne on March 18, 2001 at 11:38:34:

According to an 1853 map (Humphrey's), that area was still part of De Haro's Rancho. The next map I could find that included the area was dated 1863 (V. Wackenreuder), and the Ocean House (northeast of Lake Merced) is marked on what appears to be on Green's plot. The map also shows the roads leading out to it. I found an interesting article from 1852 about an earthquake in the area that mentions Alfred Green who lived nearby. This is posted at:

http://www.sf50.com/sf/hgoe31.htm

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San Francisco Tugboats

Posted by
Bill Trinkle on April 02, 2001 at 13:11:07:

I'm trying to determine whether the City/Co. of San Francisco owned/operated its own tugboats (vs. commercial tugs or military tugs) on S. F. Bay in 1899 and/or ideas of where to look for such info. Any thoughts or direction would be appreciated. I already made a preliminary search at the Shaw Library at Fort Mason.

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Re: Pacific Coast Steamship Company

Posted by
Bill Trinkle on April 02, 2001 at 13:18:40:

In Reply to: Pacific Coast Steamship Company posted by Jan C. Nielsen on March 13, 2001 at 13:31:29:

Check with the J. Porter Shaw Library at Fort Mason as part of the S.F. Maritime NHP. I was there yesterday and believe I heard the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. mentioned. The library takes information requests online and the staff are very responsive. Hours, etc. are listed at the website :http://www.nps.gov/safr/local/lib/libtop.html

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the history of 1554 noe street in san francisco

Posted by
Sean Wilcox on April 03, 2001 at 04:05:51:

I was wondering about the history of 1554 noe street. I heard it was a hospital , then a residence and now an apartment buliding . I would would really appreciate some information on it . Thanks

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Re: Pacific Coast Steamship Company

Posted by
Bill Trinkle on April 03, 2001 at 04:45:59:

In Reply to: Pacific Coast Steamship Company posted by Jan C. Nielsen on March 13, 2001 at 13:31:29:

Pacific Steamship Company
Another important body of records came to Claremont as a consequence of the hard of work of the late John H. Kemble, Professor of History, Pomona College. When the Pacific Steamship Company went out of business in 1936, the surviving records of the company were offered to the Claremont Colleges if someone would go to Seattle to sort the papers and select what was to be kept. Professor Kemble took on this task. In 1940 he went to Seattle and sent to Claremont nearly half a boxcar of ledgers, logs, financial records, and correspondence dealing not only with the Pacific Steamship Company, principal steamship operator in the coastwise trade from 1916 until 1936, but to some extent with its predecessor companies, the Pacific Coast Steamship Company and the Pacific Alaska Navigation Company. This collection has had additions through gifts of materials from the grandson of the founder of the Pacific Steamship Company.


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Re: Pacific Coast Steamship Company

Posted by
Bill Trinkle on April 03, 2001 at 04:51:43:

In Reply to: Pacific Coast Steamship Company posted by Jan C. Nielsen on March 13, 2001 at 13:31:29:

http://www.signaturepress.com/pcctoc.html

Try this site- a book on the co.

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glria hat company

Posted by
linda on April 03, 2001 at 05:17:46:

looking for info regarding the gloria hat company started by a frenchman named weinberg in the late 1800s-early 1900s
thanks
linda

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re: history of 2533 folsom st house

Posted by
mike on April 03, 2001 at 05:48:15:

the house at 2533 folsom was owned by my aunt Florence Fern Simpson Little she died their in 1945 and was buried in colma in the cypress lawn memorial park(oak garden) all the men in her family died in wwii including her son.Russell Little who ran the olympic apts at 640 eddy.the house was passed on to my other aunt alice P. Levine who ran the red mills lounge on Judah.she owned several properties in the deboce triangle as well as lower haight.she died in 1994.

the house was sold last month by my cousin who inherited the house.I wish I had known I would have bought it and fixed it up and preseved it ,dont know what the new owners are going to do with it.I found out after it sold

the house was occupied by all my family during WWII .they came to San Francisco in the 1920s. the house if I remember correctly was built in 1915.robert and clarence died in tunesia africa during the battle of operation torch.Russell died when his ship was sank.florence died shortly after 1945.
the women Myrtle,dorothy,alice and florence where bartenders and waitresses at fishermans wharf and the top of the mark during WWII

my Great grandfather Harry Simpson worked at a hotel and died when he was 95.he survived getting hit by a car when he was 90 while walking to work.

it has a lot of history to me ,these people survived the death of their mother in 1912 then the depression and WWII and San Francisco traffic they are what make San Francisco is today.they are San Francisco history at its best.

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Pioneer Woolen Mills

Posted by
robert bardell on April 03, 2001 at 12:29:17:

In the April-June Panorama, David Parry's article on William Mooser
mentions the Pioneer Woolen Mills building formerly located on the
site of the Fontana Towers. Does anyone know when this building was
completed? Any references would be appreciated.

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Re: Henry C. Smith - architect

Posted by
Jan C. Nielsen on April 03, 2001 at 12:33:33:

In Reply to: Re: Henry C. Smith - architect posted by Ron Filion on April 02, 2001 at 11:03:36:

Thanks very much, Ron. I'll check those out.

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Race Horse Owners , possible San Francisco derby winners

Posted by
Charles K. Harle,Jr on April 04, 2001 at 06:31:38:

Has there been any race horse owners in the San Francisco area that have owned and raced horses in the Kentucky Derby or any other major races in the U.S.

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Emporium Building

Posted by
maurice chiappulini on April 04, 2001 at 09:35:21:

Id like to know more about the history of the Emporium building and its site!

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Re: Pacific Coast Steamship Company

Posted by
Jan C. Nielsen on April 04, 2001 at 14:40:28:

In Reply to: Re: Pacific Coast Steamship Company posted by Bill Trinkle on April 02, 2001 at 13:18:40:

Hi Bill,

I already check with the Porter Library --no luck. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll follow up.

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1850's

Posted by
Aubrei on April 05, 2001 at 11:39:29:

I am interested in finding out about prostitution and the vigilantes in San Francisco in the 1850's. I understandt they were both profitable businesses and I would like any information available for a report for a California History class I am taking, thank you very much

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Re: 1850's

Posted by
John Martini on April 05, 2001 at 13:38:36:

In Reply to: 1850's posted by Aubrei on April 05, 2001 at 11:39:29:

As far as prostitution during the Gold Rush, I'd start with Curt Gentry's "The Madams of San Francisco." (Ballantine Books, 1971.)

This is a readable and relatively authoritative history on the subject. I believe it's out of print, but I recently found a copy at Mandrake Books in San Rafael.

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L'Italia Daily News

Posted by
Paul Janicki on April 06, 2001 at 05:01:27:

My wife had a relative named Marino DeLorenzo who in 1915 worked for
L'Italia Daily News. (This is according to the San Francisco City
Directory/1915).

What information can you give me about this newspaper?

Thank you for your attention

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Re: 1850's

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 06, 2001 at 09:47:05:

In Reply to: 1850's posted by Aubrei on April 05, 2001 at 11:39:29:

There are a number of books on the Vigilantes of the 1850s. If you are in the Bay Area, definitely visit the S.F. Main Library's History Room. I wouldn't call the organization a "profitable business," although the members were prominent businessmen. As for prostitutes, John Martini has mentioned Gentry's excellent book. Also, there is Asbury's "Barbary Coast" on this website.

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St. Mary's College, San Francisco

Posted by
Gregg Herken on April 06, 2001 at 12:04:13:

I notice there is an historical marker for St. Mary's College in SF, at the corner of College and Mission. Was this school still in operation in the 1930s. Does anyone know anything about a course talk there in 1934: "The Economics of Capitalism"?

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MJB coffee

Posted by
Gregg Herken on April 06, 2001 at 12:05:57:

Does anyone know who the "B" in MJB coffee was? For that matter, who the "M" and "J" were as well?

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Re: MJB coffee

Posted by
Joe Thompson on April 07, 2001 at 03:53:17:

In Reply to: MJB coffee posted by Gregg Herken on April 06, 2001 at 12:05:57:

MJB = Morris J. Brandenstein, the founder of the company. He may have later shortened his last name to Bransten. His daughter, Ruth Bransten McDougall, wrote a memoir: "Coffee, Martinis, and San Francisco". It's available at the SF library.


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Re: St. Mary's College, San Francisco

Posted by
Joe Thompson on April 07, 2001 at 03:56:24:

In Reply to: St. Mary's College, San Francisco posted by Gregg Herken on April 06, 2001 at 12:04:13:

The college moved from SF to Oakland in 1889 and then to Moraga in 1928.


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Re: L'Italia Daily News

Posted by
Diane Toomey on April 07, 2001 at 09:57:58:

In Reply to: L'Italia Daily News posted by Paul Janicki on April 06, 2001 at 05:01:27:

I believe L'Italia and Il Voce de Populi were both owned or edited by the same people. I know my aunt's father-in-law (Liati) was either an owner or editor. I think his first name was Hector. His wife, Lena, died in the 1970's or 1980's. Her husband died young and you might find something if you look up their obituaries in the SF papers.

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Clinton Cafe

Posted by
Letha Berry on April 08, 2001 at 02:57:33:

Searching for information on the Clinton Cafeteria. Years of operation?
Is this cafeteria still in operation? Any information greatly appreciated.

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Music Hall, 1886

Posted by
Don MacGillivray on April 09, 2001 at 04:01:24:

A party to honour Captain Dan MacLean was held at the Music Hall, 927 Mission Street, San Francisco on 19 January 1886. Anyone know about this hall, its size, location, reputation?

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Stables

Posted by
Ty Dorian on April 09, 2001 at 09:15:18:

When were the horse stables built and established as an institution in
Golden Gate Park?

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Re: former mansion at Clarendon & Twin Peaks

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 09, 2001 at 10:39:36:

In Reply to: former mansion at Clarendon & Twin Peaks posted by Stefanie Kelly on February 17, 2001 at 18:14:45:

I took a look at the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and it seemed you were describing the house at 19 Clarendon. In the S.F. Directories, James H. Hjul was listed at this address from 1915 to 1957. He was a structural engineer, so he may have designed the house himself. From 1959 to 1988, a Mrs. Marjorie Colley was living there.

Hans H. Hjul, from Denmark, and possibly James' father was mentioned in his obit as opening the first coffee house in the financial district in 1876. Source: San Francisco Examiner. 17 December 1924. 4.

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Re: San Francisco Tugboats

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 09, 2001 at 10:43:29:

In Reply to: San Francisco Tugboats posted by Bill Trinkle on April 02, 2001 at 13:11:07:

Bill,

My first thoughts were the San Francisco City Directories and the City Municipal Reports. I briefly scanned both of them for 1899 and didn't see any mention of tugboats.

You might try contacting the S.F. Port Commission. Their website is at http://www.sfport.com

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Occidental Music Hall

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 09, 2001 at 10:52:30:

In Reply to: Music Hall, 1886 posted by Don MacGillivray on April 09, 2001 at 04:01:24:

The Occidental Music Hall appears on the 1887 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map. It was on the corner of Mission and Mary streets. It stretched about 3/4 of the block from Mission towards Minna Street, with the last 1/4 marked as "Stage & Scenery Seldom Used."

You might want to contact the S.F. Performing Arts Library and Museum to see if they have more info. Their website is at http://www.sfpalm.org

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Re: gloria hat company

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 09, 2001 at 10:54:00:

In Reply to: glria hat company posted by linda on April 03, 2001 at 05:17:46:

I scanned the San Francisco City Directories from 1895 to 1905 and the company wasn't listed.

-Ron

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Fontana Towers

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 09, 2001 at 11:04:12:

In Reply to: Pioneer Woolen Mills posted by robert bardell on April 03, 2001 at 12:29:17:

According the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, the west tower was built in 1962/63 and the east tower in 1964/65. The address is 1050 North Point.

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Re: Emporium Building

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 09, 2001 at 11:09:39:

In Reply to: Emporium Building posted by maurice chiappulini on April 04, 2001 at 09:35:21:

Here's a brief and partial history:

The Golden Rule Bazaar opened in 1872. The Emporium was opened in 1896 on the former site of St. Ignatius College. The Golden Rule Bazaar and the Emporium merged in 1897. After the 1906 disaster, only the facade of the Emporium stood standing. The store was rebuilt on the same site and reopened on October 1, 1908. The basement store was built in 1911 and other service buildings within the next year. Between 1952 and 1964, seven suburban stores were opened. In 1970, the Emporium merged with Broadway-Hales Stores.

Sources: California Historical Quarterly, March 1965, page 84; San Francisco Chronicle Index.

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home/building research

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 09, 2001 at 11:13:10:

In Reply to: the history of 1554 noe street in san francisco posted by Sean Wilcox on April 03, 2001 at 04:05:51:

If you are local, it is alot of fun to do the research (I think so anyway). If you are interested, there is a great outline written by Jean Kortum available on the San Francisco Main Library History Center's website (http://206.14.7.53/GENCOLL/building.htm). Some of the City's office addresses are not current, so call before you go.

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Re: St. Mary's College, San Francisco

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 09, 2001 at 11:15:27:

In Reply to: Re: St. Mary's College, San Francisco posted by Joe Thompson on April 07, 2001 at 03:56:24:

St. Mary's has a short history and timeline at:

http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/mission_community/history/history.html

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Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church records?

Posted by
Carol Nash on April 09, 2001 at 19:31:20:

Looking for the marriage of Bernhard Olander and Caroline Erickson, both Swedish, in SF in October 1886 (date from later records).
The 1886/87 city directory included the Swedish Methodist Episcopal church, Howard St. bet 8th and 9th, Rev. O. Gunderson, Pastor.
The Methodist Cal-Nev Conference archivist says the church was discontinued in 1947 and the archives does not have the birth or marriage records. Does anyone know where these records may be?

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Re: Fontana Towers

Posted by
robert bardell on April 10, 2001 at 09:25:37:

In Reply to: Fontana Towers posted by Ron Filion on April 09, 2001 at 11:04:12:

Sorry for my vague syntax: By "this building" I meant the building
the Fontana Towers replaced, namely the Pioneer Woolen Mills, aka
the Fontana spaghetti factory. This huge, four story brick building
was a major landmark on the Northern Waterfront/Black Point area, and
knowing when even the shell of the building was complete would help me
date photographs. The November 29, 1960 Chronicle has an "obituary" for
the building it was probably constructed between 1868 and 1870. I'm
looking for something more certain and more specific.

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Hometown Hangings

Posted by
Eric Moon on April 11, 2001 at 08:13:46:

Before the State of California assumed responsibility for all executions, Counties did their own. Can you tell me where judicially sanctioned hangings occurred in San Francisco? More than one site, probably. Is there a good history of 19th century San Francisco that covers crime and punishment? Thank you...

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Railroad Ave

Posted by
Jeanine McNeill on April 11, 2001 at 14:51:33:

Railroad Ave in 1910-1913, is now third Street? If so would the street number be the same?
Jeanine

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Yick Wo v. Hopkins

Posted by
Heather on April 12, 2001 at 12:03:59:

In Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 US 356 (1886), the opinion states "all the petitions of those who were not Chinese, with one exception of Mrs. Mary Meagles, were granted."

My question is: who is Mrs. Mary Meagles? And why was her petition denied? If you have any advice on how I can find out this information, I would greatly appreciate it.


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Relief Home of San Francisco

Posted by
Maria Brandenburg on April 12, 2001 at 15:54:43:

I would like to find information regarding the Relief Home in
San Francisco. I knkow it was around in 1913 to 1919.
I'm guessing it took mentally ill patients. Where was this?
Do the records still exist? If so, where can the records be found?
Thanks, Maria

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Ancient order of the Foresters/Companions of the Forest

Posted by
Suzanne Babkirk - da Rosa on April 13, 2001 at 04:27:34:

I recently found a pin of my grandmothers, dated 1905 from San Francisco from the Companions of the forest, Robin Hood chapter. This was a benevolent society during that time & I am wondering if anyone has any information from this organization or know where I might find something?

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HARDING ROCK

Posted by
HELEN NICHOLS on April 13, 2001 at 04:58:03:

For whom was Harding Rock named?

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LENNOX HOTEL

Posted by
Linda Snyder on April 13, 2001 at 10:16:01:

I understand that the Lennox Hotel was owned by Drury James, as stated in the 1900 census. Can anyone tell me where it was located, is it still standing or anything about it? Thankyou.

Linda in KCMO

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Re: Ancient order of the Foresters/Companions of the Forest

Posted by
Julia Christy on April 13, 2001 at 12:20:32:

In Reply to: Ancient order of the Foresters/Companions of the Forest posted by Suzanne Babkirk - da Rosa on April 13, 2001 at 04:27:34:

find it in the archived responses:
http://www.sf50.com/qaboard/2001/m2001b.htm#638

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Re: HARDING ROCK

Posted by
Julia Christy on April 13, 2001 at 12:21:46:

In Reply to: HARDING ROCK posted by HELEN NICHOLS on April 13, 2001 at 04:58:03:

reply is in the archived responses at:
http://www.sf50.com/qaboard/2001/m2001c.htm#730

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Re: Railroad Ave

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 15, 2001 at 01:57:47:

In Reply to: Railroad Ave posted by Jeanine McNeill on April 11, 2001 at 14:51:33:

The street number wouldn't necessarily be the same as today. The best and easiest way to compare is to take a look at the 1910-1913 directories. In the street index, they list the street numbers and between which intersections they are located.

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The Lenox

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 15, 2001 at 08:22:56:

In Reply to: LENNOX HOTEL posted by Linda Snyder on April 13, 2001 at 10:16:01:

According to the S.F. city directory of 1900, "The Lenox" was located at 628 Sutter, and the proprietor was your Drury James. This building is no longer standing as it was located in the fire zone of the 1906 disaster.

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Re: Relief Home/Laguna Honda Hospital

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 15, 2001 at 08:24:46:

In Reply to: Relief Home of San Francisco posted by Maria Brandenburg on April 12, 2001 at 15:54:43:

In 1914 and 1917, the "Relief Home of the Aged and Infirm" was located at Alms House Road and Dewey Boulevard.

Source: San Francisco City Directories.

There is an interesting article about the dedication of eight new buildings for the Laguna Home in 1926. It was located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Dewey boulevard and covered two blocks. According to the article, "the home was erected by the city to replace the old Relief Home built by the Red Cross twenty years ago." It appears that this may be the same one. If it is, it was also called the Laguna Honda Home, which was addressed in another place on the board.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 December 1926, page 13.

I believe the Home became the Hospital. The 1939 City Directory lists the Home at 7th & Dewey, same as the Hospital. An article in 1938 discusses the breaking of ground for a "...new building [which] will house 400 patients and will serve as the hospital of the home for treatment of patients with chronic ills." The article also mentioned that "In 1906...it was a $400,000 shack built by the San Francisco Relief Corporation as a Red Cross home for treatment of aged victims of the fire and earthquake."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 December 1938, page 9.

The phone number for Laguna Honda Hospital is 415-664-1580.

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Re: Yick Wo v. Hopkins

Posted by
Ron Filion on April 15, 2001 at 08:39:21:

In Reply to: Yick Wo v. Hopkins posted by Heather on April 12, 2001 at 12:03:59:

I think you would probably have to get a copy of the case. The California State Archives in Sacramento may have a copy. Their website is:

http://www.ss.ca.gov/archives/archives.htm

As a side note, according to the SF city directories, there was one Meagles family living in SF in 1886. Michael-a carpenter, Edmond-marble cutter, and Richard M.-clerk, all lived at 2528 Post. Spouses were not listed during this period unless they were widowed, lived alone, or had a business.

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