Where is the plaque commemorating Woodward's gardens located?

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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 (jrs50@earthlink.net), 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 (seanmhall14@hotmail.com), December 09, 2002.

The Woodward Garden restaurant at 13th and Duboce used to have a plaque.

Good luck in your research

-- Kurt Iversen (iversenk@aol.com), 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 (seanmhall14@hotmail.com), December 10, 2002.

There is a plaque that mentions Woodward Gardens on Leidesdorff and Sacramento Streets.

-- Craig Smith (palmedo@aol.com), 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 (jrs50@earthlink.netJim 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 (stang.dnai@rcn.com), 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 (blane@stanford.edu), March 23, 2004.

-- strange (stranger@yahoo.com), April 01, 2004.

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