1854: What was at corner of Kearny and Sacramento?greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
During the filibustering expedition of William Walker to Baja in 1853-54, it was widely reported that a flag of the "New Republic" was hoisted at the corner of Kearny and Sacramento streets. So far, all I've been able to establish is that there was a cistern at this corner, but I haven't been able to identify any buildings or businesses. Does anybody have any idea what structures and/or offices were located at this point? Also, given the time, would this have been considered a central point in the business district or on the periphery? What major structures/businesses were nearby?
-- Chris Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 07, 2002
These two images are of that intersection about 1860:
Thereís a city view from the 1850s here:
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and click on Ebooks, Newspapers, Magazines and Other Electronic Resources. Click on the historical photographs collection and browse the subjects. Itís really addictive.
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