Where is the plaque commemorating Woodward's gardens located?greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
Woodward's Gardens were located in the 4 block area bounded by Mission, 15th, Valencia and 13th Streets. It might be on the side of the Armory. but... Thanks! Jim
-- Jim Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 2002
Well, I can tell you this: They were probably located near the site of th'ol lake in the mission. See here:
I hope this helps!
-- King Sean M. Hall II (email@example.com), December 09, 2002.
The Woodward Garden restaurant at 13th and Duboce used to have a plaque.
Good luck in your research
-- Kurt Iversen (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 10, 2002.
Here, son. I just by chance happened to come across something about those gardens. Read the story here. It mentions that the gardens are in the Mission district.
Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.
-- King Sean M. Hall II (email@example.com), December 10, 2002.
There is a plaque that mentions Woodward Gardens on Leidesdorff and Sacramento Streets.
-- Craig Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 15, 2002.
Thanks Craig! I didn't know that one was there. That's the site of the What Cheer House also owned by Woodward. I'm glad it's not forgotten. SAo much good stuff tucked in a 7 mile square package.
-- Jim Smith (email@example.comJim Smith), December 15, 2002.
I just saw it last night. The plaque is indeed outside the restaurant with the same name. It's on Mission, by Duboce, on the west side of Mision ( south of Duboce), by the ground, on the southern end of the brick building that now houses the restaurant. ( which is excellent, by the way, and has a picture of the original facade to the gardens inside). The plaque describes the original perameters of the gardens, bordered by Mission, Duboce, 14th and Valencia.
-- stanley goldstein (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 04, 2004.
Mr. R.B. Woodward was my maternal great-great grandfather. Mnay of his descendants still live in the Bay Area. I often heard stories about the gardens from my grandmother Ethel Melone Brown. I have some of the paintings and silverware etc. from the Gardens' collections, and I think my sister and brother do too. Both plaques mentioned are sites I like to visit now and then..and we have enjoyed the restaurant too!
-- Dr. Barton Lane (email@example.com), March 23, 2004.
-- strange (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 01, 2004.