Timeline San Francisco 1893-1929

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1893        Aug 10, Chinese were deported from SF under the 1892 Exclusion Act.
    (MC, 8/10/02)

1893        Dec 2, Pauline C. Fryer (b.1833), stage performer and Union spy during the Civil War, died in San Francisco.
    (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6333443)

1893        Dec 28, Articles of incorporation were signed for Mary’s Help Hospital. Construction began in 1903 and the facility opened in 1912.
    (Ind, 8/11/01, 5A)

1893        In San Francisco a 2-storey wooden building was built about this time at 1690 Post St. It was owned by black businessman Charles Sullivan, who later rented the downstairs storefront to James “Jimbo” Edwards, who  then started selling chicken and waffles. From 1950 to 1965 it became Jimbo’s Bop City, a late-night hangout for jazz musicians. In 1980 the building was moved to 1712-1716 Filmore St. and became home to Marcus Books. In 2014 Jimbo’s Bop City and Marcus Books were named SF historic landmarks.
    (SFC, 1/30/14, p.D3)
1893        The SF Japanese Tea Garden was built in Golden Gate Park as part of the 1894 Midwinter Fair. It was designed by Baron Makoto Hagiwara.
    (SFC, 7/29/97, p.A6)(BS, 5/3/98, p.5R)(Ind, 9/28/02, 5A)
1893        The SF Gas Light Company built its bricks gasworks building at 3640 Buchanon.
    (SFEM, 10/22/00, p.36)
1893        In SF a firehouse was built at 1152 Oak St. The structure still stood in 2001. Another firehouse, built on Washington St. west of Broderick, was decommissioned in 1964. It was later owned by Jerry Brown, who sold it to adman Hal Riney. In 2005 Riney sold the Washington St. firehouse for close to $4 million to John Traina, a former shipping executive.
    (SFC, 4/13/01, WBb p.1)(SFC, 12/10/05, p.C2)
1893        The San Francisco-San Mateo Railroad Company began service to Daly City on a line referred to as the Joost Line.
    (GTP, 1973, p.73)
1893        The San Andreas Fault was detected.
    (SFC, 5/19/96,City Guide, p.17)
1893        In San Francisco the cascade at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park was first turned on. In 1894 it was dedicated and named Huntington Falls after Collis P. Huntington, who contributed $25,000 for the project. The falls collapsed in 1962 and were turned off for 22 years.
    (Ind, 10/28/00, 5A)(SSFC, 6/7/09, DB p.46)
1893        In San Francisco Fr. Edward Allan, SJ (1849-1911) took over the administration of St. Ignatius College.
    (GenIV, Winter 04/05)
1893        Catherine Birdsall Johnson (b.1834), philanthropist, died at age 60. She left a third of her estate, some half million dollars, to the church  to endow a free hospital to benefit the poor women and children of SF.
    (Ind, 8/11/01, 5A)

1893-1894    The Fallon building at Market, Octavia and Page streets was built by and named after Carmel Fallon, former wife of San Jose mayor Thomas Fallon. Carmel Fallon was the daughter of Gen’l. Joaquin Castro, the former governor of Mexican California.
    (SFC,11/12/97, p.A15)(SFC, 7/16/98, p.A15)

1893-1905    Growth of the city westward led to the building of Victorian and Edwardian homes along Haight Street.
    (SFEC,12/797, p.B12)

1894        Jan 27, The privately financed Mid-Winter International Exposition opened in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. It featured an Electric Tower, a Fine Arts Building and a Royal Pavilion. The Tennis courts were situated at their current site. It was the result of a campaign led by Michael de Young, founding publisher of the SF Chronicle. The Egyptian-styled fine arts building became the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum.
    (SFC, 5/19/96,City Guide, p.4)(SFC, 7/29/97, p.A5,6)(SFC, 10/3/97, p.A22)(SFC, 7/5/14, p.C2)

1894        Jan, The "Prayer Book Cross" sculpture, a sandstone copy of a Celtic cross, was made for San Francisco’s Mid-Winter Fair and remained in Golden Gate Park. The cross was built to commemorate a June 23, 1579, sermon given somewhere around Point Reyes by Francis Fletcher, the chaplain of the Golden Hind, the first-ever Protestant service in North America. 
    (SFC, 6/12/99, p.A20)(SFC, 8/10/13, p.C3)
1894        Jan, San Francisco quarrymen George and Harry Gray caused a rock slide that crushed a duplex at 312½ and 314½ Vallejo St.
    (SFC, 2/22/14, p.C3)
1894        Jan, The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was designed for the Mid-Winter Exposition by Makoto Hagiwara, inventor of the fortune cookie (1914).
    (SFC, 2/26/99, p.A24)

1894        Mar 21, The M.H. de Young Museum opened in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 4/898, p.A22)

1894        Apr, The cascade at Stow Lake was dedicated and named Huntington Falls after Collis P. Huntington, who contributed $25,000 for the project.
    (Ind, 10/28/00, 5A)

1894        Jul 4, San Francisco’s Mid-Winter Fair at Golden Gate Park closed down. More than 1.3 million people had attended.
    (Ind, 10/28/00, 5A)(SFC, 7/5/14, p.C2)

1894        Dec 25, The Cliff House burned down. Adolph Sutro had it rebuilt, ornamented with towers and turrets in a haughty 8-storey French chateau style. It also later burned down and was rebuilt by his daughter. It burned down again in 1907.
    (G, Winter 98/99, p.2)(SFC, 4/14/99, Z1 p.4)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1894        Artist Solly Walter called upon bodybuilder Eugene Sandow, who juggled dumbbells and lifted horses for the Midwinter Fair at Golden Gate Park, to serve as a model for his lecture: "The Relation of Muscle to Art."
    (SFEM, 4/11/99, p.35)
1894        In San Francisco a wood frame structure was erected at 573-575 Castro St. It later became the camera shop of Harvey Milk and was voted for landmark status in 2000.
    (SFC, 2/25/00, p.A21)
1894        Beer town in San Francisco was a Richmond district neighborhood built to serve patrons of the Midwinter Fair in GG Park.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.A15)
1894        San Francisco’s Old St. Mary’s began to run under the direction of the missionary Paulist Fathers.
    (SFC, 4/7/96, p.B-10)
1894        In San Francisco the Mission of the Good Shepherd, a resettlement home for newly arrived and indigent Americans, was begun. It was later renamed the Canon Kip Community House after Rev. William Kip, grandson of the first Episcopal Bishop of California.
    (SFC, 9/15/98, p.A9)
1894        In San Francisco the 30-foot-tall Pioneer Monument was erected at Hyde and Grove streets. It was a historic tableau of life in early California. The monument was later moved a block up on Hyde to make room for the new SF Main Library.
    (SFC, 4/17/96, p.A-13)
1894        In San Francisco the new YMCA building at Mason and Ellis was completed. It was dedicated in 1903 when the debt was paid off.
    (SFC, 5/13/99, p.A21)
1894        Adolph Sutro (1830-1898) was elected as the 24th mayor of SF. He served to Jan 3, 1897.
     (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Sutro)
1894        The SF Mint struck 24 Liberty dimes (1894-S). Philadelphia minted 1.3 million and New Orleans produced 720,000. The SF dimes were produced by the mint director as a special gift for visiting big shots. In 1980 a SF minted 1894-S dime sold for $160,000. In 2007 an 1894-S dime sold for $1.9 million.
    (SFC, 9/23/05, p.F3)(SFC, 7/27/07, p.A11)
1894        The SF Bay ferry steamer Sausalito was launched from the Fulton Iron Works in San Francisco. The ship was retired in 1933 and in 1934 became the clubhouse of the Sportsmen Yacht Club in Antioch, Ca.
    (SFC, 11/30/05, p.B1)
1894        In San Francisco the Woodward’s Gardens amusement park, opened in 1866, closed. Many of its curiosities were moved to Sutro Baths, which opened in 1896.
    (SFC, 10/30/12, p.E6)
1894        Buffalo were introduced to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. [see 1890]
    (SFC, 5/19/96,City Guide, p.5)(SFC, 7/29/97, p.A6)

1894-1895    Matthew Kavanagh built the homes later known as "Queen Anne Postcard Row."
    (SFCM, 6/9/02, p.25)

1895        Apr 10, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Blanche Dumont (21), a student living in the Mission District, had disappeared a week earlier. She had last been seen with Theodore Durrant (23), a medical student who lived on Fair Oaks St.
    (SFC, 10/18/12, p.D1)

1895        Apr 13, In San Francisco a woman at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, on Bartlett St. between 22nd and 23rd, discovered the stabbed and raped body of Minnie Williams (21). Minnie was last seen with medical student Theodore Durrant the night before. Police then found the body of Blanche Dumont in the church belfry. Investigators said she had been strangled 10 days earlier. Durrant was later convicted and hanged at San Quentin in 1898. The church was demolished in 1915.
    (SFC, 10/18/12, p.C4)

1895        Nov 2, In San Francisco the Chutes amusement park first opened on Haight Street, featuring the shoot-the-chutes water slide. It relocated to Fulton Street and 10th Avenue in 1902 and was extremely popular right after the 1906 earthquake and fire, because it was the only amusement park and theater that survived. In the post-quake years, Fillmore Street became the entertainment area, with numerous nickelodeons and other attractions. The Chutes on Fulton Street closed after New Years Eve, 1908, and reopened on Fillmore and Turk Streets on July 14, 1909, but without the shoot-the-chutes. The New Chutes offered a host of other amusement attractions and soon built a first class vaudeville Theater, where in 1910, Sophie Tucker revived her career after being black-balled by Flo Ziegfeld back in New York. The New Chutes would burn on the Memorial Day weekend of the opening of the Summer season, on May 29, 1911, the same weekend that Dreamland at Coney Island would be destroyed on the other side of the continent. The theater was saved, but the entire wooden Chutes amusement park was destroyed and never reopened.
    (AJSF, Vol. 14. No. 2, Winter, 2003)

1895        Nov, The Ingleside Race Track opened on Thanksgiving Day and Semper Lex won the feature Palace Hotel Stakes. Gambler Ed Corrigan led a group of investors that formed the Pacific Jockey Club and bought 148 acres for the track.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A2)

1895        In San Francisco a 3-storey, Queen Anne style home was built at 573 S. Van Ness. It became the home of brewer Pet Windler. Next door stood the palatial home of Claus Spreckles, which was later replaced by a paint store.
    (SSFC, 8/26/12, p.C2)
1895        In San Francisco a 3-storey, Queen Anne style home was built at 900 Guerrero St. It was designed by Charles Havens for John Daly, the dairy farmer after whom Daly City is named.
    (SSFC, 6/15/14, p.C2)
1895        The Jewish Bush Street Temple went up at 1881 Bush St.
    (SFCM, 7/18/04, p.8)
1895        The Ohabai Shalome Temple was built. It closed in 1934. In 2003 it was made part of the Japantown Kokoro Assisted Living Center.
    (SFC, 9/2/03, p.A11)
1895        The Swedenborgian Church in Pacific Heights, 2107 Lyon, was built by a consortium of artists, architects, and spiritual followers in the Arts and Crafts style.
    (SFEM, 6/27/99, p.49)
1895        The DeYoung Museum was constructed. It was damaged so severely in an earthquake that its trustees voted to tear it down and replace it.
    (WSJ, 11/16/95, p.A-18)
1895        McLaren Lodge, a combination home and park office, was constructed.
    (Ind, 10/28/00, 5A)
1895        St. Mark's Lutheran Church at O'Farrell and Franklin was dedicated. The construction was overseen by pastor Julius Fuendeling (d.1912).
    (SFC, 10/16/99, p.A20)
1895        San Francisco’s Carville community began about this time on the dunes south of GG Park as Col. Dailey rented an abandoned horse car from Adolph Sutro and turned it into a coffee shop called the Annex. The Market St. Railway Co. began offering horse-drawn trolleys for $20 with seats and $10 without seats. These formed the framework for many beachside houses and by 1908 Carville’s population was estimated at 2,000. In 1913 the Oceanside Improvement Club ceremonially set fire to four cars. By the 1920s Carville was mostly gone.
    (SFEC, 11/15/98, p.A15)(SFC, 1/14/99, p.D10)(SFC, 7/20/13, p.C2)
1895        Gov. H.H. Markham appointed Moses A. Gunst, millionaire cigar retailer, as a SF police commissioner. Gunst served for 8 years and pushed through reforms that included police uniforms and paddy wagons.
    (Ind, 3/2/02, 5A)
1895        William Randolph Hearst bought the New York Journal for $180,000 and moved to NYC.
    (SFEM, 11/8/98, p.16)(SFC, 8/7/99, p.A9)
1895        A new normal school was started in SF attached to the Girl's High School. The SF Girl's High School separated from the normal school. The new institution was named the SF Normal School and located on Powell between Clay and Sacramento.
    (SFEC, 3/21/99, Z1 p.4)
1895        Charlie Fey, a German immigrant, sold the first Liberty Bell nickel slot machine, to a San Francisco saloon keeper.
    (SFEC, 5/30/99, Z1 p.8)
1895        A fierce gale wrecked the Samson wrecking schooner while it was at work dismantling the ill-fated steamer City of New York.
    (G, Winter 96/97, p.3)
1895        A San Francisco judge issued an injunction against quarrymen George and Harry Gray after a shoemaker’s house was blasted off its foundation at Union St and Calhoun. The Grays shifted operations to a quarry near 26th and Douglass streets in Noe Valley.
    (SFC, 2/22/14, p.C3)

1895-1897    The 5 brick barracks along Montgomery St. in the Presidio were constructed. Each one housed 2 companies of 109 men.
    (G, Spring/98, p.5)

1895-1942    The Hagiwara Family operated the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. In 1914 Makoto Hagiwara introduced the fortune cookie.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W30)(SFC, 9/7/05, p.F4)

1896        Mar 3, Snow fell in SF and accumulated to 1.0 inch.
    (SFEM, 12/22/96, p.20)

1896        Jul 25, An estimated 5,000 cyclists gathered in SF to demonstrate for better roads.
    (Ind, 8/2/03, p.5A)

1896        Sep, The Univ. of the Pacific School of Dentistry was founded by Doctor Charles A. Boxton as the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
    (SFC, 9/9/96, p.E8)

1896        Henry Doelger (d.1978), SF and Daly City home builder, was born in SF.
    (www.dalycityhistory.org/westlake/doelgerprofile.htm)
1896        The Presidio gate at Lombard St. was constructed to mark the boundaries of the post and to improve the post’s appearance.
    (G, Spring/98, p.5)
1896        In San Francisco construction began on the Ferry Building at the foot of Market St. and its 235-foot clock tower. It was completed in 1898.
    (SFC, 1/3/97, p.A1,4)(SSFC, 4/25/10, p.A2)
1896        The Moorish-Gothic McLaren Lodge on the edge of Golden Gate Park was built as the home of John McLaren.
     (SFC, 5/19/96,City Guide, p.4)
1896        The S.F.F.D. Engine Company 33  at 117 Broad Street opened and served until 1974. It was turned into a museum.
    (SFEM, 3/30/97, p.4)
1896        Newly-elected Gov. James H. Budd attempted to oust Moses A. Gunst from his position as SF police commissioner.
    (Ind, 3/2/02, 5A)
1896        The Anchor Brewing Co. was named by Ernst Baruth and Otto Schinkel. They brewed beer at Pacific Ave. and Larkin St. It later moved to 8th and Bryant and then to Kansas and 17th before settling on Mariposa St. by Potrero Hill.
    (SFC, 10/8/97, Z1 p.4)(SFC, 3/3/99, Z1 p.9)
1896        The Emporium opened at 841 Market St. at the site of the original site of St. Ignatius College. The property had been purchased from the college and developed by Abigail Parrot. The Beaux Arts façade was the only part of the building to survive the 1906 earthquake.
    (Ind, 11/24/01, 5A)(SSFC, 9/24/06, p.D1)
1896        A scandal erupted when inspectors determined that 31 cows at the Almshouse were suffering from tuberculosis.
    (PI, 5/30/98, p.5A)
1896        Mission High School on 18th St. began operations. The original campus burned in 1922.
    (SFCM, 8/15/04, p.12)
1896        In San Francisco Fr. John P. Frieden, SJ (1844-1911) succeeded Fr. Allan as president of St. Ignatius College. Frieden continued for the next 12 years.
    (GenIV, Winter 04/05)
1896        Antoine Borel, San Francisco banker and Swiss consul, purchased the medieval castle of Gorgier in the Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland.
    (Ind, 4/5/03, 5A)
1896        The Molinari family began making air dried salami in San Francisco’s North Beach.
    (SSFC, 10/30/11, p.G3)

1896-1906    Arnold Genthe (d.1942), a self-taught photographer, recorded daily life in Chinatown.
    (SFEC, 12/13/98, DB p.23)

1897        Jan 23, In San Francisco Fong Ching (aka Fung Jing Toy), was killed by two gunmen at the Wong Lung barbershop at 817 Washington St. Nobody was ever convicted. “Little Pete” (b.1864) was known as the king of Chinatown and had led the Sam Yup Tong. He was rumored to have killed 50 men and spent 5 years at Folsom Prison.
    (SFC, 2/17/09, p.A10)(SFC, 7/13/13, p.C2)

1897        Mar 4, Lefty O’Doul (d.1969), baseball star, was born in the old Butchertown neighborhood south of market. He played for the SF Seals, and spent 11 years in the major leagues with the Phillies, Dodgers, Yankees and Giants before returning to manage the Seals and the Pacific Coast League. He was the National League batting champ in 1929 with the Phillies and again in 1932 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
    (SFC, 3/5/96, p.C1)(SFC, 7/18/97, p.A9)

1897        Mar 18, Fr. Anthony Maraschi (b.1820), founder of the University of San Francisco and Saint Ignatius College Preparatory as well as the first pastor of Saint Ignatius Church in San Francisco, California., died.
    (GenIV, Winter 04/05)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Maraschi)

1897        Jul 15, The gold-laden ship Excelsior from Alaska landed in San Francisco. Seattle mayor W.D. Wood was visiting and immediately resigned his job, hired a ship, and organized an expedition from SF to the Yukon territory.
    (WSJ, 7/17/97, p.A20)

1897        Sep, In San Francisco the cornerstone of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church was laid. It was built in the Lombardi style on Fillmore Street. In 1910 three altars of Carrera marble, designed by Attilio Moretti, were installed. In 2004 plans were made to close it due to $8 million in costs for repairs from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. In 2014 it opened up for disco roller skating.
    (SFC, 9/25/04, p.B1)(SFC, 5/13/05, p.F5)(SFC, 4/4/14, p.A1)

1897        The US Supreme Court ruled that "Seamen are... deficient in that full and intelligent responsibility for their acts that is accredited to ordinary adults." The court added that sailors "had to be protected from themselves and therefore were not subject to the Constitution’s Thirteenth Amendment that prohibited involuntary servitude." This in essence condoned the practice of "shanghaiing." The practice was later described by Bill Picklehaupt in his 1997 book "Shanghaied in San Francisco."
    (SFC, 1/22/96, p.E5)

1897        In San Francisco the 4-unit building at 425-431 Buchanan St., designed by William T. Cummins, was built. The roofline was enhanced by 4 round towers.
    (SSFC, 9/6/09, p.C2)

1897-1901    James D. Phelan (d.1930) served as mayor of SF.
    (SFC, 11/7/00, p.A15)

1897-1906    The Recreation Park ballfield at 8th and Harrison streets was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.
    (SFEC,12/797, Z1 p.4)

1898        Mar 27, The cornerstone of the Church of Corpus Christi was laid as  neighborhood Italians assembled with Archbishop Patrick Riordan and the Salesian Fathers of SS Peter and Paul’s. The wooden church, built at the intersection of Croke St. and the Ocean Shore RR (now Santa Rosa and Alemany), cost $7,000. The wooden structure was replaced in 1951.
    (SFC, 5/9/98, p.A17)

1898        May 25, 1st US troop transport to Manila left San Francisco.
    (SC, 5/25/02)

1898        Summer, Camp Merritt, a temporary encampment just south of the SF Presidio, was closed.

1898        Aug 8, Adolph Sutro (b.1830), former mayor of SF, died. He had acquired a 100,000 volume private library, most of which was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. He served as the 24th mayor of SF (1895-1897).
    (G, Winter 98/99, p.2)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Sutro)

1898        Aug 24, Ernest Narjot (b.1826), French-born painter, died in SF. He came to California with the Gold Rush in 1849 and became one of the state’s foremost artists. Much of his work was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.
    (SFCM, 10/28/01, p.20)

1898        Dec, The field hospital from Camp Merritt was moved onto the Presidio and established as a US Army General Field Hospital with temporary quarters in a few of the brick barracks on Montgomery St.
    (G, Spring/98, p.5)

1898        Camp Merriam was established at the eastern border of the Presidio and housed the first volunteer units shipped to the Philippines. It was named after Brigadier Gen’l. Henry C. Merriam, commanding general of the Dept. of California.
    (G, Spring/98, p.5)

1898        The William Westerfield House was built for a German confectioner at Fulton and Scott. The stick Italianate became a Russian Club and restaurant called Dark Eyes in the 1930s. The Calliope Company commune took up residence in the 1960s.
    (SFCM, 6/9/02, p.25)

1898        In San Francisco Central Tower at 703 market St. was built by Claus Sprechels for the Call newspaper. It was designed by the Reid Brothers and Albert Roller and survived the 1906 earthquake. Its 6 stories of cupolas were removed as part of a 1938 renovation that left it with 21 stories.
    (SSFC, 9/12/10, p.C2)
1898        In SF the Ferry Building at the foot of Market St. was dedicated. It was designed by local San Francisco architect A. Page Brown, replacing its wooden predecessor. The clock on the building was silent until Dec, 1918. The original design was based on the Giralda in Seville. The design was altered to differentiate it from the Madison Square Garden Tower built in 1984.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferry_Building)(SFC, 4/28/98, p.E8)(SFEM, 8/9/98, p.27)
1898        In San Francisco the Holy Cross stone church at Eddy near Divisidero was built.
    (SFEC, 3/2/97, z1 p.7)
1898        A chain of lakes was constructed in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 7/29/97, p.A6)
1898        The "de Laveaga Dell" was created in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with a bequest from Jose Vincente de Laveaga.
    (SFC, 10/4/02, p.A26)
1898        In San Francisco W.A. Merralls (d.1914), an eccentric British-born machine inventor, built a structure at 236 Monterey Blvd. that became known as the Sunnyside Conservatory. He filled the building with plants and artwork and used it as a private retreat. The building was saved from demolition and purchased by the city in 1980. In 1999 community members formed the Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory and planned its restoration. In 2009 a $4.2 million restoration of the property was completed and opened to the public on Dec 5.
    (SSFC, 2/15/09, p.B3)(SFC, 12/5/09, p.C3)
1898        The SF-based Bechtel Group construction firm was founded. The firm’s projects later included the Hoover Dam, the Trans-Arabian Pipeline, the Nevada Test Site, and the SF BART.
    (SFC, 1/16/98, p.E2)
1898        Angelo Giurlani founded Star Fine Foods in San Francisco. His family ran Star Olive Oil in the Lucca district of Tuscany.
    (SFC, 12/17/02, p.A23)
1898        The SF Columbarium, a cemetery for cremated remains, was built as part of 27-acre cemetery in the Richmond [behind the Coronet Theater].
    (SFC, 4/9/98, p.A21)
1898        Elections for SF city supervisors began.
    (SFC, 11/26/98, p.A19)
1898        Voters approved a City Charter calling for SF to buy up and own its public utilities and transportation system.
    (SFC, 10/6/99, p.A4)

1898-1905    The 9th Cavalry, a black unit from Fort Mason, was shipped to help subdue the Philippines Insurrection.
    (SFEC, 4/5/98, p.C14)

1899        Mar 22, SF State Univ. was founded. The state Senate passed an appropriation bill for $20,000 to establish the SF State Normal School. Gov. Henry Gage later signed it. Frederik Burk was the first president.
    (SFEC, 3/15/98, p.W21)(SFEC, 3/21/99, Z1 p.4)

1899        Jun, The first phase of Letterman Army Hosp. opened to treat patients from the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection.
    (SFC, 6/26/96, p.A13)(G, Spring/98, p.5)

1899        Aug 23, The first ship to shore wireless transmission was received at the Cliff House: "Sherman is sighted." The Sherman was a troop ship bringing back soldiers from the Philippines.
    (SFEC, 8/29/99, p.D1)

1899        Oct, In San Francisco flammable eucalyptus fueled a 60-acre fire in Adolf Sutro’s forest, 10 years after it was planted.
    (SFC, 2/27/13, p.A9)

1899        Dec 12, A herd of 5 bison was settled into Golden Gate Park. Capt. S.M. Thompson was stomped by one of the animals and his horse was disemboweled.
    (SFC, 12/13/99, p.A17)

1899        Mount Zion Medical Center was founded to serve the Jewish immigrant community. It merged with UCSF in 1990.
    (SFC, 6/17/99, p.A10)
1899        SF City Hall opened after 30 years of construction. It collapsed in the 1906 quake.
    (OAH, 2/05, p.A10)
1899        The SF Board of Supervisors passed anti-gambling ordnance and announced that the Ingleside horse racing track would be closed. [see 1905]
    (Ind, 8/17/02, 5A)
1899        Buffalo Soldiers from the SF Presidio were assigned patrol duty at Yosemite National Park. The assignment was repeated in 1903 and 1904.
    (SFC, 2/1/03, p.A21)
1899        Goldengate Park was put under the jurisdiction of the city rather than the state Legislature.
    (SFC, 7/29/97, p.A6)
c1899        Just before the turn of the century Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory moved into the old Pioneer Woolen Mill by Fisherman’s Wharf. The mill had produced blankets and uniforms for the Union army during the Civil War.
    (SFEC, 7/12/98, DB p.30)
1899        Freed Teller & Freed, purveyors of tea and coffee at 1326 Polk, began delivering coffee by horse and buggy. They closed up in 1999.
    (SFC, 10/6/99, Z1 p.2)

1899        The first automobile in SF drove down Van Ness.
    (SFC, 12/31/99, p.A19)
1899        The first motion picture in SF was shown at the Mechanic's Pavilion.
    (SFC, 12/31/99,p.A19)
1899        The first home installation of electric lights was switched on in the Western Addition.
    (SFC, 12/31/99, p.A19)
1899        The Matson shipping line began using 266-foot square-rigger Falls of Clyde, built in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1878, to haul molasses to California and return back to Hawaii with kerosene. This continued until 1922 when the ship was demasted and sent to Alaska, where it became a floating fuel dock. In 1963 enthusiasts towed the ship back to Hawaii, where it later came under the ownership of the Bishop Museum. In 2008 new owners hoped to save an renovate the ship.
    (SSFC, 10/19/08, p.A11)
1899        Pres. Wheeler of UC Berkeley chaired the organizational meeting for a Pacific Commercial Museum in SF. Attendees included Claus Spreckels, sugar maven and owner of the SF Call, and Murray Scott, owner of the Union Iron Works.
    (SFEM, 1/30/00, p.12)
1899        The SF State Normal School began on Powell St. The 1st class of teachers graduated in 1901.
    (SFC, 10/8/04, p.F12)
1899        The population of SF was 342,782, and represented one of every 8 people in California.
    (SFC, 12/31/99, p.A19)

1900        Jan 2, The cargo steamship Australia arrived in San Francisco at the end of a voyage from Hawaii. Plague was known to have already hit Honolulu and rats aboard the ship carried the disease. Wong Chut King became the city’s first victim when he was found dead at the Globe Hotel at Jackson and DuPont (later Grant Ave.). A short term rope quarantine was created around the 6-by-2 block area of Chinatown.
    (SFC, 9/20/14, p.C2)

1900        May 30, It was reported that 9 deaths in Chinatown were caused by Bubonic plague, the Yersinia pestis bacterium, and that 159 policemen had set up a quarantine. A barbed wire blockade of the quarter led to riots.  In 2003 Marilyn Chase authored "The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco."
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W2)(SSFC, 1/12/03, p.M2)(WSJ, 3/25/03, p.D10)(SFC, 9/20/14, p.C2)

1900        Nov 29, Over 20 men and boys were killed and another 80 injured when the roof of the SF and Pacific Glass Works collapsed and plunged them into red-hot furnaces and brick floors. They were on the roof to watch Stanford play Cal across 15th Street.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W2)

1900        Sep, The Spreckel’s Temple of Music dedicated in Golden Gate Park. Adolph B. Spreckels convinced his father, sugar king Claus Spreckels, contribute $60,000 to transform the Grand Court of the 1884 fair into a music concourse.
    (SFC, 5/19/96,City Guide, p.5)(SFC, 7/29/97, p.A6)

1900        St. Brigid Church, designed by Henry Monton, was built in SF at Broadway and Van Ness in Richardsonian Romanesque style. It closed in 1994 do to $5-7 million costs for seismic retrofitting. In 2005 the archdiocese planned its demolition and sale to pay off settlements of priest abuse cases.
    (SFC, 2/1/05, p.B1)(SFC, 2/8/05, p.B5)
1900        In SF the Most Holy Redeemer Church in Eureka Valley was built.
    (SFC, 4/23/98, p.A19)
1900        In SF the Sisters of the Holy Family founded the Holy Family Day Home, an educational facility for children. Their facility at 16th and Dolores was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. A new structure was to be completed in 2007.
    (SFC, 10/14/05, p.F3)
1900        The Auto Club of California was spawned by a meeting of 11 "automobilists" at the SF Cliff House.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.A17,20)
1900        California’s first car race was held at the Ingleside Race Track in San Francisco.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A2)
1900        San Francisco Mayor James Phelan spoke against Japanese immigration in the state’s first large-scale public protest against the Japanese.
    (SFC, 8/23/14, p.C2)
1900        The San Francisco Board of Supervisors expanded again to 18 members.
    (SSFC, 2/28/10, p.E2)
1900        William L. Murphy of Stockton designed a folding bed for his SF apartment and applied for a patent. He started a company to make and sell the popular beds that came to be known as Murphy beds.
    (SFC, 8/19/98, Z1 p.7)
1900        Over 25% of the SF population was of Irish descent.
    (SFEC, 9/20/98, Z1 p.4)
1900        Andrew Smith Hallidie (64), creator of the SF cable car system, died.
    (ON, 10/03, p.9)
c1900    The Ordonez cannon was brought back to the Presidio in SF as a trophy of war by William Randolph Hearst. It had been manufactured in Spain and was initially captured by the Filipinos from the Spanish army. It reportedly suffered a direct hit from US forces in an engagement near Subic Bay.
    (SFC, 6/9/97, p.A15,16)(G, Spring/98, p.5)

1900-1903    Union Square was redesigned with the Dewey Memorial at its center. It was designed by sculptor Robert J. Aitken and architect Newton J. Tharp. [see May 13, 1903]
    (SSFC, 7/21/02, p.F2)

1901        Jan, Dr. Rupert Blue (34), a bacteriologist with the US Public Health and Marine Hospital Service, was dispatched to SF to investigate reports of Bubonic Plague.
    (ON, 1/00, p.6)

1901        Jan, 163 men convened at Pioneer Hall in SF and launched what would become the California Labor Federation.
    (SFC, 1/26/01, p.A7)

1901        Feb 21, The steamer City of Rio de Janeiro piled up on rocks at Fort Point at the bay entrance of San Francisco. Only 82 of some 210 people were rescued, mostly by Italian fishing boats. Many of the dead were Chinese immigrants. The ship was being guided by bar pilot Frederick W. Jordan when it hit submerged rock near Lime Point in 320 feet of water. The remains of the ship were reportedly discovered in 1987 and a consortium hoped to salvage an alleged secret cargo of $2 million in silver bars. The wreck of the ship has never since been located.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_City_of_Rio_de_Janeiro)(SFEC, 2/23/96, Z1 p.5)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W2)(SFC, 2/21/01, p.A17)(SSFC, 8/5/12,  DB p.42)(SFC, 6/29/13, p.C2)

1901        May 12, Pres. McKinley visited SF.
    (SC, internet, 5/12/97)

1901        Nov 30, The ferryboat San Rafael sank in a collision off Alcatraz. The accident served as the setting for the first chapter in "Sea Wolf" by Jack London.
    (SFC, 10/3/97, p.A18)

1901        A sculpture of the German philosophers Goethe and Schiller by Ernst Friedrich Rietschel was placed in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 6/12/99, p.A20)

1901        A monument to Navy Commodore George Dewey was erected in Union Square for his 1898 victory at Manila Bay.
    (SFC, 3/31/97, p.A14)

1901        The Geneva Office Building and Power House was completed at Geneva and San Jose.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, WBb p.7)

1901        James W. Coffroth arranged the 1st SF heavyweight boxing championship. Jim Jeffries knocked out challenger Jim Jeffries in 5 rounds.
    (Ind, 3/22/03, 5A)

1901        SF Mayor James D. Phelan, as a private citizen, filed for water rights in Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley and at nearby Lake Eleanor.
    (SFC, 9/15/02, p.A20)

1901        Eugene Schmitz, a handsome bandleader, was elected mayor. Schmitz and Abe Ruef, a lawyer, ran a political machine that took payoffs for everything connected with the city.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A8)

1901        The Recreation and parks Commission authorized the construction of a windmill 300 yards from the ocean to pump water for park irrigation.
    (SFC, 6/26/02, p.A18)

1901        The SF State Normal School graduated its first class of 36 women.
    (SFEC, 3/21/99, Z1 p.4)

1901-1904    The Flood Building on Market St. was constructed by James Leary Flood, son of James Clair Flood. JC Flood made a fortune in the Nevada Comstock silver mine.
    (SFEC, 7/12/98, p.B12)(SFC, 7/4/03, p.E1)

1901-1996    Jacomena Maybeck, wife of the son of architect Bernard Maybeck. She wrote "Maybeck - The Family View."
    (SFC, 8/22/96, p.E5)

1901-1912    Jerome Bassity (Jere McClane), civic leader, shuttled from City Hall to the cribs and cow yards where he controlled as many as 200 prostitutes.
    (SSFC, 9/22/02, p.D1)

1902        Feb 20, Ansel Adams, American photographer, was born in San Francisco. He was an American landscape photographer, especially of western wilderness and mountain panoramas. In 1996 Mary Street Alinder released her biography "Ansel Adams." Jonathon Spaulding released his "Ansel Adams and the American Landscape."
    (SFEC, 9/15/96, BR p.4)(HN, 2/20/99)

1902        Jul 25, The world heavyweight championship between James J. Jeffries and Robert Fitzsimmons was fought. The fight was reported to have been fixed.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W2)

1902        The San Francisco Chronicle Blue Ribbon Cook Book was compiled by Annie R. Gregory with assistance from 1000 homekeepers.
    (SFC, 4/4/01, WB p.4)
1902        In SF the Dutch Windmill was built to pump water to a reservoir on Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park at a cost of $25,000. Quarry Lake (Lily Pond) was designed for Goldengate Park. It was restored in 1981.
    (SFC, 5/19/96,City Guide, p.5)(SFC, 7/29/97, p.A7)(SFC, 8/13/01, p.A18)(SFC, 6/26/02, p.A18)
1902        In SF A MUNI substation was built at Turk and Fillmore.
    (SFC, 3/16/09, p.B2)
1902        In SF the 12-storey building at One Kearny was built in a French Renaissance style. It was designed by William Curlett. In 1964 an addition, designed by Charles Moore, included new circulation systems and bathrooms. In 2009 a 10-storey addition was completed on its other side.
    (SFC, 11/10/09, p.E1)
1902        The SF Conservatory of Flowers received its imperial philodendron from Brazil.
    (SFC, 9/16/03, p.A20)
1902        SF banned the sale of cemetery lots.
    (SFC, 4/9/98, p.A21)
1902        Former SF Mayor James Phelan filed a federal claim "for the water from the Tuolemne River, to be gathered by damming the mouth of the Hetch Hetchy Valley."
    (ON, 7/03, p1)

1903        Jan 2, The first electronic message was sent across the 2,610 mile Pacific Cable from Honolulu to SF.
    (Ind, 1/9/98, p.5A)
1903        Jan 2, The first electric trolley from SF to San Mateo began to run.
    (Ind, 12/26/98, p.5A)

1903        Feb 3, Edward F. Adams, editorial writer for the SF Chronicle, founded the SF Commonwealth Club as an open forum for the discussion of disputed questions.
    (SFC, 2/1/03, p.E4)(SSFC, 5/13/12, p.A14)

1903        May 10, It was reported that 11 presidents of the Chinese See Yup Society were arrested and charged for conspiring to murder the 300 members of the Chinese Society of English Education  for exposing gambling corruption.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W2)

1903        May 13, The Dewey Memorial in Union Square, San Francisco, was dedicated by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt. Robert Aitken sculpted the 12-foot statue of Victory that stood atop an 83-foot column. Alma deBretteville, later Alma Spreckels, had posed as the model.
    (SSFC, 5/11/03, p.D1)

1903        May 19, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson bet $50 that he could cross the US from San Francisco in his $2,500 Winton Touring car. He and his mechanic reached NYC July 26.
    (SFC, 6/16/03, p.A1)

1903        May 23, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson set off to cross the US from San Francisco in his $2,500 Winton touring car with his mechanic Sewell Croker. They reached NYC July 26.
    (SFC, 6/16/03, p.A1)(SFC, 6/18/03, p.A23)(ON, 9/04, p.10)

1903        May 31, It was reported that the Coast Limited train out of SF plunged down a 50-foot embankment near Santa Barbara and injured over 40 people with an untold number killed.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W2)

1903        Jun 11, The San Francisco Board of Supervisors enacted Section 538 of the Police Code forbidding youngsters under 21 from congregating in groups between 8 p.m. and daylight the following morning. On Nov 13, 1962, Municipal Judge Leland Lazarus ruled Section 538 unconstitutional.
    (SSFC, 11/11/12, DB p.46)

1903        Jun 18, 1st transcontinental auto trip began in SF and arrived in NY 3-months later. [see Jul 26]
    (MC, 6/18/02)

1903        Jul 4, Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Philippines) opened, and Pres. Teddy Roosevelt sent a message. The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila on Jul 3. Teddy Roosevelt placed the atoll of Midway Island under Navy supervision. The Commercial Pacific Cable Co. (later AT&T) set cable across the Pacific via Midway Island and the first around the world message was sent. The message took 9 minutes to circle the globe.
    (SFEC, 7/20/97, p.T5)(HN, 7/3/98)(Maggio, 98)

1903        Jul 25, In San Francisco Layman’s Folly, the German-style castle built on Telegraph Hill in 1883 by entrepreneur Frederick Layman, was destroyed by fire.
    (http://beta.shapingsf-wiki.org/index.php?title=Layman%27s_Folly)(SFC, 11/27/00, p.A18)(SFC, 3/8/14, p.C2)

1903        Jul 26, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson of Vermont and his mechanic Sewell Croker arrived in NYC completing the first cross-country automobile trip in 63 days after leaving SF. On July 26, 2003 Peter Kesling and Charlie Wake completed a rerun of the original trip.
    (WSJ, 7/19/02, p.W9)(WSJ, 5/7/03, p.B1)(SSFC, 7/27/03, p.A2)(ON, 9/04, p.12)

1903        Sep 20, It was reported that a deputy US marshal committed suicide and that 3 SF deputy sheriffs were arrested over bribes paid by the Chinese to sidestep the anti-Chinese Exclusion Act and gain entry into the US.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W2)

1903        Oct 18, In San Francisco Dr. August Greth flew his 80-foot-long American Eagle airship over the city. Its engine stalled and the wind carried it over the bay where it plummeted into the water. He and his assistant were recovered by soldiers from Fort Point.
    (SFC, 10/11/14, p.C2)

1903        Nov 25, In San Francisco Alexander Garnett shot and killed Major J.W. McClung at the Palace Hotel apartment of Mrs. Lillian Hitchcock Coit. Coit soon left the city and spent the next 6 years in Paris. Garnett was convicted and sentenced to 15 years at San Quentin, but only began serving time in 1909 following an appeal and restoration of records due to the 1906 fire.
    (SSFC, 9/13/09, DB p.46)

1903        The Merchants Exchange Building at 465 California St. was designed by Willis Polk.
    (SFC, 4/7/97, p.E3)
1903        In SF the Mercantile Building at Third and Mission was completed.
    (SFC, 8/1/08, p.A12)
1903        In San Francisco the 3-storey home at 59 Cabrillo St. was built by H.R. Pinnery. Its style was a sort of Queen Anne / Colonial Revival.
    (SSFC, 4/28/13, p.C2)
1903        Some Noe Valley homes of San Francisco were built astride the former Precita Creek. The stream ran along the foot of Bernal Heights. Precita means “condemned to hell” in Spanish.
    (SFEC, 2/15/98, p.A1)(SFC, 6/14/14, p.C2)
1903        In San Francisco construction began on the new Mary’s Help Hospital on Guerrero St. but was 1906 earthquake pushed back the opening to 1912.
    (Ind, 8/11/01, 5A)
1903        Teddy Roosevelt visited SF and dedicated the Dewey Memorial in Union Square. Roosevelt also dedicated the YMCA, completed in 1894, and burned the paid off mortgage note.
    (SFC, 2/9/99, p.E5)(SFC, 5/13/99, p.A21)
1903        James D. Phelan, former mayor of SF, signed his water rights in Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley and nearby Lake Eleanor to SF.
    (SFC, 9/15/02, p.A20)
1903        The San Francisco-San Mateo Railroad Company extended its service down to San Mateo.
    (GTP, 1973, p.73)
1903        Dr. Rupert Blue reported that the bubonic plague epidemic had been confined to the 24 blocks of San Francisco’s Chinatown and that the district was now plague-free and plague-proof. Blue had replaced Joseph Kinyoun as the federal official charged with fighting the epidemic.
    (ON, 1/00, p.6)(SFC, 9/20/14, p.C2)

1903-1909    Infantry barracks were built on Ruger St. in the Presidio to provide quarters for troops being shipped to cover the US expansion into the Pacific.
    (G, Spring/98, p.5)

1904        Feb 14, Colonel Alvinza Hayward died on Valentine’s day in SF. His San Mateo mansion was converted to a luxury hotel. It burned down in 1920. Charity Hayward died in 1905 in New Jersey. They were both later reunited at Cypress Lawn in Colma.
    (Ind, 12/8/01, 5A)

1904        Mar 1-1904 Mar 31, SF experienced a record 23 days of rain for this month. The record was broken March 30, 2006, as rainfall hit a 24th day.
    (SFC, 3/31/06, p.B1)

1904        Jun 30, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that a property on Calhoun St. belonging to a Mrs. Burdett had been destroyed by blasting by quarrymen George and Harry Gray. Their blasting had erased a stretch of Calhoun St. and left a sheer precipice 125 feet high.
    (SFC, 2/22/14, p.C3)

1904        Sep 8, It was reported that the hottest day in SF history had just been recorded at 100.2 degrees.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W2)

1904        Oct 17, Amadeo Peter Giannini (d.1949) founded the Bank of Italy, the predecessor to the Bank of America, on the Montgomery block in SF.
    (SFC, 4/14/98, p.B4)(SSFC, 10/24/04, Par p.5)

1904        A statue of Benjamin Franklin was erected in Washington Square by Henry D. Cogswell.
    (SFC, 5/12/00, p.A23)(SFC, 11/27/00, p.A18)
1904        In San Francisco an allegorical sculpture honoring Pres. McKinley showed a figure holding a palm branch in one hand and a sword in the other was erected in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 8/29/13, p.D1)
1904        In San Francisco Pershing Hall was built in the Army Presidio as quarters for single officers. In 2012 it was converted Inn at the Presidio, a 22-room hotel operated by Waterford Hotels and Inns of San Mateo.
    (SFC, 1/6/12, p.D1)
1904        In San Francisco a 5-storey building was completed for the Folger Coffee Co. at 101 Howard St. It survived the 1906 earthquake due to wooden piles driven 40 feet into the bay fill below.
    (SSFC, 12/27/09, p.C2)
1904        In San Francisco the 4-storey, Mission Revival-style apartment building at 2300 Market Street was built.
    (SSFC, 6/26/11, p.C2)
1904        In San Francisco construction began on the 8-storey Grant Building, designed by Newton Tharp, at 1095 Market St. on the corner of 7th. In 2014 New York real estate developer Synapse Capital purchased the building and planned to convert it into a 200-room micro-apartments hotel in partnership with London’s Yotel.
    (SFC, 11/28/00, p.A21)(SFC, 6/6/14, p.A11)
1904        Lumber baron R.A. Vance built mansion at 2400 Fulton St. in San Francisco. In 1968 it was purchased by the Jefferson Airplane rock group. In 1986 the mansion was put on the market for $795,000.
    (SSFC, 1/30/11, DB p.42)
1904        In San Francisco the 10-storey Atlas Building was completed at 604 Mission St.
    (SSFC, 11/13/11, p.C2)
1904        From 1904 to about 1940, the San Francisco roadhouse at 1536 La Playa, known as the Breakers, the Crest, and, finally, Mendell's, entertained guests who ate, drank, and danced underneath a fantastic fabric of garish, glimmering sea life. In the carriage house next door to the south, customers stabled their horses and parked their bicycles, motorcycles, and automobiles.
    (http://www.outsidelands.org/breakers.php)
1904        The St. Francis Hotel overlooking Union Square was built based on an H-shaped design plan by Bliss and Faville. A third wing was soon added and a 4th wing came in 1913. In 1972 a multi-storey modern tower, designed by William L. Pereira Assoc., was added.
    (SFEM,11/23/97, p.24)
1904        A mansion for Archbishop Patrick Riordan was built on Alamo Square at 1000 Fulton St.
    (SFCM, 6/9/02, p.25)
1904        The Koshland House at 3800 Washington was completed. It was a copy of the Petit Trianon at Versailles.
    (SFEM, 8/9/98, p.25)
1904        J.J. O'Connor Florists at 25th and Mission was established.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.5)
1904        Radio PH of the De Forest Wireless Telegraph Company began broadcasting from the Old Palace Hotel in SF.
    (SFC, 7/1/97, p.A14)
1904        The Magdelene Asylum on Potrero St. was expanded and renamed the St. Catherine's Home and Training School. The school closed in 1932.
    (SSFC, 8/24/03, p.A25)
1904        Glenn Curtiss, a motorcycle builder in Hammondsport, NY, began making gasoline-burning aircraft engines for dirigibles that San Francisco daredevil Thomas Scott Baldwin was building in California. Baldwin flew a 54-foot dirigible equipped with a motorcycle engine and is credited with for building the first successful American dirigible.
    (ON, 12/11, p.10)(SFC, 10/11/14, p.C2)

1904        Mary Ellen Pleasant (89), abolitionist and SF businesswoman, died and was buried in Napa, Ca. Her monument reads “Mother of Civil Rights in California.” She had built a mansion at 1661 Octavia, where Gov. elect Newton Booth boarded. In 1902 Pleasant authored her autobiography.
    (SFC, 6/10/04, p.B4)
1904        Agnes Wilson (b.1832), painter, died. She arrived in SF with the gold Rush in 1850 and taught painting to her son, Charles Theller Wilson (b.1855). Agnes is California’s earliest know woman artist.
    (SFCM, 10/28/01, p.20)

1905        Jan 14, Jane Lathrop Stanford drank from a bottle of mineral water at her Nob Hill home in SF and became violently ill. Analysis of the water revealed strychnine. [see Feb 28]
    (Ind, 5/26/01, 5A)

1905        Jan 21, The downstairs club of the Merchants Exchange Building opened with a line to get 5 drinks for 60 cents.
    (SFC, 4/7/97, p.E3)

1905        Feb 28, Jane Lathrop Stanford, the wife of Leland Stanford, died of suspected arsenic poisoning at the Moana Hotel in Honolulu. A coroner’s jury confirmed the result. Her body was returned to the mainland under the care of David Starr Jordan, the president of Stanford Univ. An examination by Stanford physicians claimed no trace of strychnine and set heart attack as cause of death. A will signed 19 months earlier had left the bulk of her $30 million estate to Stanford Univ. [see Jan 14]
    (Ind, 5/26/01, 5A)

1905        Apr 27, Edward J. Smith, a SF tax collector, was reported to have fled the city following allegations that he had misappropriated $265,000. He was later captured in St. Louis.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W2)

1905        Jul 15, The picture of a greyhound dog covered half the page of this day’s sports section of the SF Call newspaper.
    (GTP, 1973, p.56)

1905        Aug 19, Roald Amundsen and his crew of 6 aboard Gjøe, a converted herring boat, made contact with the US Coast Guard cutter Bear, which confirmed their crossing the Northwest Passage following a 26-month journey. Amundsen continued by dogsled to the Yukon while his crew completed their journey at Point Bonita, California, just outside the Golden Gate. 
    (SFC, 4/17/00, p.D8)(WSJ, 4/18/00, p.A16)(Ind, 4/27/02, 5A)

1905        Nov, Eugene Schmitz, president of the Musicians Union, was re-elected mayor of SF. His Union Labor Party captured every seat on the Board of Supervisors. A victory parade left the SF Chronicle Building clock tower on fire.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A8)(SSFC, 4/15/07, p.B5)

1905        Dec 17, It was reported that Claribel David had become the 1st woman appointed to the SF City Attorney's office.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1905        The PG&E substation of Jessie St. was designed by Willis Polk. In 1996 the 1907 structure was chosen to become the new home of the Jewish Museum of SF with a design by Daniel Libeskind.
    (SFC, 6/12/96, p.E1)(SFC, 2/23/00, p.C1)
1905        In San Francisco the Burdette Building was built at 90 Second St. and opened as a saloon. It was the only structure for block to survive the 1906 SF earthquake.
    (SSFC, 4/11/10, p.C2)
1905        In San Francisco the 8-storey Grant Building 1095 Market Street was completed. It was named after Joseph D. Grant, a local financier and industrialist. The interior was ravaged by the fire that followed the 1906 earthquake and major renovations were made.
    (SFC, 1/16/10, p.D1)
1905        The Sentinel Building was constructed in San Francisco just before the earthquake. The 8-storey steel-framed "flatiron" structure with a copper dome at Columbus and Kearney was designed by Salfield & Kohlberg for the notorious political boss Abe Reuf. Reuf was later sent to San Quentin for his transgressions. In 1973 film director Francis Ford Coppola purchased the building for $500,000. In 1970 the building was named as a city landmark.
    (SFC, 6/16/97, p.A20)(SSFC, 7/26/09, p.C2)(SSFC, 12/27/09, DB p.46)
1905        In SF a building at 700 Montgomery St. was constructed in late classical style for the Columbus Savings Bank. It survived the 1906 earthquake.
    (SFC, 3/14/00, p.A14)
1905        In SF a 16,000 square-foot, Italianate-style mansion was built at 2820 Scott St. In 1915 it was elegantly embellished for a visit by Marie, the queen of Romania. In 2005 it was acquired by the Paige family, owners of the Paige Glass Co.
    (SFC, 3/8/08, p.F2)
1905        In San Francisco’s Dogpatch area the Edwardian style house at 1061 Tennessee was built. In 2009 half of it was offered for sale as an 1,159 square-foot condo at $679,000.
    (SFC, 10/28/09, p.C2)
1905        In San Francisco the 2-storey, Gothic style St. Francis Lutheran Church was built at 152 Church St.
    (SSFC, 6/22/14, p.C2)
1905        The SF Jewish Congregation Sherith Israel completed a new Beaux Arts structure, designed by Albert Pissis (1852-1914) at California and Webster streets. Emile Pissis (1854-1934) designed many of its stained-glass windows. Frescoes in the dome were done by Attilion Moretti (1852-1915). The structure survived the 1906 earthquake.
    (SFC, 3/12/05, p.E1)
1905        Samuel G. Murphy, vice-president of Hibernia Bank, donated $20,000 for construction of the Murphy windmill in Golden Gate Park. [see 1908]
    (SFC, 6/26/02, p.A18)(SFC, 3/18/05, p.F3)
1905        The SF Chronicle launched an all-out crusade against the Japanese warning that an invasion of “the little brown men” constituted a grave peril to California.
    (SFC, 8/23/14, p.C2)
1905        The US Court of Appeals in SF was designed in two phases. The 2nd phase was in 1933.
    (SFEM, 2/22/98, p.25)
1905        In SF a reform movement began led by former mayor James Phelan and Fremont Older, editor of the San Francisco Bulletin. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt sent special prosecutor Francis Heney to investigate graft in SF.
    (SSFC, 4/15/07, p.B5)
1905        Wulzen’s Pharmacy was established on Potrero Hill. The building later became the home of Christopher’s Books.
    (SFEC, 12/13/98, Z1 p.4)
1905        The SF union leaders helped form the Asiatic Exclusion League which lobbied against Japanese immigration and pressed for school segregation.
    (SFEC, 9/20/98, Z1 p.5)
1905        Bethlehem Steel under Charles Schwab bought the Union Iron Works in SF.
    (SSFC, 7/3/05, p.F2)
1905        The De Forest Wireless and Telegraph Company established its KPH Radio station in San Francisco and began broadcasting from the Palace Hotel. It was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. In 1912 Marconi bought the station and chose Bolinas for its transmitter.
    (SFC, 7/13/05, p.B2)
1905        The Ingleside Race Track closed down.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A2)
1905        Frank W. Epperson (1804-1983) invented the Popsicle on a cold night in San Francisco. In 1923 Epperson remembered his frozen soda water mixture and began a business producing Epsicles in seven fruit flavors.
    (www.icecreamusa.com/popsicle/history/)
1905        Ruben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (1883-1970), anthropologist aka Rube Goldberg, was hired by the San Francisco Chronicle as a sports cartoonist. He became renowned as the comic inventor of complex machines to do simple tasks. In 1948 he received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning.
    (SSFC, 6/7/09, p.W2)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg)
1905        San Francisco’s bubonic plague appeared to be eradicated following the killing of tens of thousands of rats and the fumigation of Chinatown. The death toll reached 113.
    (SFC, 9/20/14, p.C2)

1906        Apr 16, It was reported that David C. St. Charles had developed a repeater system to connect phone lines from SF to NY.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1906        Apr 17, Daniel Burnham, Chicago architect, presented his design plans for San Francisco modeled on the Parisian plans by Baron Georges-Eugene Haussman.
    (SFC, 4/14/96, EM, p.20)

1906        Apr 18, At 5:12 a.m. the San Francisco 8.2 earthquake occurred.  Seismologists in 1977 reduced the magnitude to 7.9. 28,000 buildings were destroyed and 498 blocks leveled. One quarter of the city burned. About 700 people died. The massive earthquake was felt from Oregon to Los Angeles and as far inland as Nevada. It caused severe damage and loss of life in the San Francisco Bay area, and a three-day fire spawned by the shaking reduced 4.7 square miles of the city to blackened ruins. Military officials estimated $400 million of damage and a total of 700-800 killed. Modern research estimates that closer to 3,000 of San Francisco's 400,000 inhabitants lost their lives. Sweeney Observatory in Goldengate Park was destroyed. Some 30,000 people were left homeless and lived in GG Park for up to a year and a half. The quake was centered in Olema. Old City Hall at Fulton and Larkin was destroyed. The Fairmont Hotel was severely damaged just 2 months before it was scheduled to open. In 2001 Dan Kurzman authored "Disaster: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906." In 2005 Philip Fradkin authored “The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906: How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself.”
    (SFC, 4/4/96, p.A-106)(SFC, 4/8/96, p.A-1)(SFC, 4/14/96, p.Z1, p.3)(AP, 4/18/97)(SFC, 7/29/97, p.A5,7)(SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W31)(SFC, 1/1/99, p.A13)(SFC, 4/22/01, BR p.3)(SFC, 2/15/02, p.G8)(SFC, 4/7/05, p.B1)(SSFC, 2/4/07, p.F1)
1906        Apr 18, SF Mayor Schmitz issued a proclamation that authorized police "to Kill any and all persons found engaged in looting or in the Commission of Any Other Crime."
    (SFC, 9/29/99, p.C3)
1906        Apr 18, Dennis Sullivan, SF Fire Chief, was severely injured when the chimney of the California Hotel crashed into the adjoining firehouse. Sullivan died of his injuries on April 22. In the 1920s a firechief residence was built in his honor at 870 Bush St. A pond on the Potrero Hill potato farm of John Center provided water that saved the Mission district from the earthquake fire. Residents on Russian Hill saved 5 homes on Green Street between Jones and Leavenworth from fire and dynamite crews. The "Portals of the Past" monument in Golden Gate Park is a marble remnant from a mansion destroyed by the earthquake and fire.
    (SFC, 5/1/98, p.A26)(SFC, 8/20/98, p.B4)(SFC, 12/29/04, p.B1)(SSFC, 4/23/06, p.A8)(SFC, 4/24/06, p.A9)
1906        Apr 18, San Francisco firefighters, with the assistance of the US Navy, managed to drag a single fire hose from a pumper in the bay, over the shoulder of Telegraph Hill, over a mile to the Jackson Street warehouses. Navy Lt. Frederick Freeman led efforts that saved Anson Hotaling’s Whiskey warehouses at 451 and 455 Jackson street. Nearby Jones Alley was later renamed Hotaling Way.
    (http://web.mac.com/danruden/APHotaling/About_Us.html)(SSFC, 9/13/09, p.N4)(SFC, 8/30/14, p.D1)
1906        Apr 18, 500 hundred or more people were estimated to have died at Howard and Sixth in San Francisco where the Brunswick House, the Ohio House, the Lormor and Nevada House all collapsed. They had been built to fill “Pioche’s Lake,” a sunken area created by the Hayward Earthquake of 1868.
    (SFC, 6/8/13, p.C4)
1906        Apr 18, The SF earthquake killed 119 people at Agnews State Hospital in San Jose.
    (SFC, 9/29/97, p.A21)

1906        Apr 20, In San Francisco Navy Lt. Frederick Freeman led his sailors in holding a line against advancing flames at Chestnut and Lombard and Pier 27 saving the city’s northeast waterfront. In 2005 Dennis Smith authored “San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires.”
    (SFC, 8/30/14, p.C2)

1906        Apr 22, The SF Health Office reported that about 500 bodies had been recovered from the earthquake and fire. Insurance losses were estimated at $175 million and total losses at $300 million.
    (SSFC, 4/23/06, p.A8)
1906        Apr 22, Dennis Sullivan, SF Fire Chief, severely injured in the April 18 earthquake, died of his injuries.
    (SFC, 12/29/04, p.B1)(SSFC, 4/23/06, p.A8)

1906        May 7, It was reported that the Chinese community was furious at a proposal that it relocate to Hunter's Point.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1906        Jul 1, In San Francisco St. Ignatius College held a formal inauguration ceremony for a new campus site, its 4th, at Hayes and Shrader. Since the earthquake 18 SI Jesuits took up temporary residence at the 57-room mansion of Mrs. Bertha Welch at 1090 Eddy Street.
    (GenIV, Winter 04/05)

1906        Aug 27, In SF Colbert Coldwell (23) and 2 partners, Albert Nion Tucker (36) and John Conant Lynch (55), opened a real estate office at 53 Post St. In 1913 his 2 partners left and Coldwell invited Benjamin Arthur Banker (28) to join his firm.
    (SFC, 2/18/06, p.C1)

1906 Sep-1907 Feb, In San Francisco 5,610 fir and redwood shacks were built during this period to provide housing for earthquake refugees. They were placed in rows at 11 refugee camps and rented for $2 per month.
    (SSFC, 1/24/10, DB p.42)

1906        Oct 11, The San Francisco school board ordered the segregation of Oriental schoolchildren, inciting Japanese outrage. To counter local prejudice David Starr Jordan, Stanford’s 1st president, David Pike Bowie, a San Mateo Japanophile, and Japanese General Consul Kisaburo Ueno soon formed a chapter of the Japan Society to foster bilateral understanding. The order was later rescinded at the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt, who promised to curb future Japanese immigration to the United States.
    (HN, 10/11/98)(SFC, 10/29/05, p.B7)(AP, 10/11/06)

1906        Oct 19, The crew of Roald Amundsen aboard Gjoe, a converted herring boat, arrived off the coast of San Francisco following their crossing of the Northwest Passage in a 26-month journey.
    (SFC, 10/19/06, p.B1)

1906        Nov 16, It was reported that Mayor Eugene Schmitz and advisor Abe Reuf had been indicted by a Grand Jury for extortion.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1906        Nov 30, President Theodore Roosevelt publicly denounced segregation of Japanese school children in San Francisco.
    (HN, 11/30/98)

1906        The 85-foot Mile Rocks lighthouse at the entrance to the SF Bay was completed. In 1965 the Coast Guard decided to replace it with a cheaper automated light station.
    (SFC, 6/29/13, p.C2)
1906        The Crocker family donated the current Nob Hill location of Grace Cathedral when their mansion and nearby Grace Church burned down in this year.
    (SFEC, 9/29/96, DB p.37)
1906        The Red Cross devised and built standardized temporary houses that measured about 14 x 18 feet and came in 2-3 room designs. They were designed to see people through the winter and to be moved from public property by Aug of 1907.
    (LaPen, 12/86, p.3)
1906        John McLaren agreed to let the Academy of Sciences build in Golden Gate Park after the earthquake. Metson Lake and Murphy’s Windmill were constructed in Goldengate Park. The Murphy Windmill (1908) pumped 40,000 gallons of water an hour for 20 years. In 2001 it was scheduled for a $2.75 million restoration.
    (PacDis, Winter ’97, p.26)(SFC, 7/29/97, p.A7)(SFC, 8/13/01, p.A13)
1906      In SF Purcell’s Negro dance hall opened at 550 Pacific St. and Sid LeProtti began playing there. It w3as one of the first buildings erected following the earthquake and fire.
    (SFEC, 4/12/98, p.D7)(SFC, 2/16/09, p.B2)
1906        The belt and suspender factory at 130 Bush was constructed shortly after the earthquake. The 10-storey building was built on a 20x80 foot lot. Its story was documented in the 1996 book by L.G. Segedin: "130 Bush, An Illustrated Story About Four Buildings and a Monument in San Francisco."
    (SFEC, 1/5/97, BR p.1)
1906        In San Francisco a restaurant was built at 441 Pine and featured a scabbard-wearing man holding a serving platter with a boar’s head over his head. In 2014 it was demolished to make way for a 19-story office tower.
    (SSFC, 11/9/14, p.C2)
1906        In San Francisco the 16-storey Whittell Building was constructed at 166 Geary Street.
    (SSFC, 12/19/10, p.C2)
1906        Arthur and Lucia Matthews opened their Furniture Shop in the California Street home of John Zeile in order to contribute to the aesthetic rebuilding of SF following the earthquake. The shop closed in 1920.
    (SFC, 10/28/06, p.F6)
1906        The Café Tivoli on Grant Street opened as a seamen’s boarding house and mom-and-pop restaurant with a bocce ball court in back.
    (SFC, 5/3/02, p.A18)
1906        A new Levi’s factory opened on Valencia following the destruction of the one on Fremont St. from the earthquake and fire.
    (SFC, 4/9/02, p.A10)
1906        The Alaska Packers Assoc. bought the square-rigged Balclutha ship and renamed it Star of Alaska. It carried workers to the Chignick Cannery and transported them back after the salmon season.
    (SFEC,11/23/97, p.D3)
1906        A.P. Giannini saved $80,000 from the Bank of Italy building before it burned and reopened after the earthquake and fire before the other SF banks.
    (SFC, 4/14/98, p.B4)
1906        The Okamura family founded their Benkyodo company to manufacture Japanese confections in Japantown.
    (SFC, 2/8/01, p.A17)

1907        Jan 18, It was reported that M. Aoki, the father of Keikichi Aoki (10), had filed suit for his son's admission to Redding Primary School on Pine Street. Admission had been refused because he was Japanese.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1907        Feb 10, It was reported that Mayor Schmitz had agreed to close the city's "oriental schools" and allow Asian children to attend white schools following a meeting with Pres. Theodore Roosevelt.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1907        Feb 18, In SF according to an agreement between Mayor Schmidt, Pres. Theodore Roosevelt and the SF School Board, Japanese children under 16 were to be admitted to the city’s public schools, skilled and unskilled laborers from Japan were to be banned from entering the US and American laborers were to be excluded from Japan.
    (SSFC, 2/18/07, DB p.58)

1907        Feb 22, It was reported that workers at the refugee camp in San Francisco’s Ingleside district had agreed the comply with a directive by commander C.M. Wallenberg to work one day per week for the betterment of the camp or miss their allotment of free tobacco.
    (SSFC, 2/18/07, DB p.58)

1907        Feb, SF Mayor Edward Robeson Taylor (1838-1923) married Eustice Jeffers (27), the daughter of an old friend.
    (SFC, 11/6/07, p.B5)

1907        Mar 8, Abraham "Boss" Reuf was arrested at the Trocadero roadhouse by court-appointed detectives. The Chief of Police was also under indictment and could not be trusted to make the arrest. Reuf was on good terms with the Parkside Real Estate Co.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)(SFCM, 6/20/04, p.8)

1907        Mar 19, It was reported that all but 2 supervisors admitted accepting bribes from United Railroads street-car company, several telephone companies and the Gas and Electric Company.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1907        Apr 18, SF Board of supervisors, a year after the city’s 1906 earthquake, set the official death toll for the disaster at 478. Let evidence showed more that 3,400 fatalities.
    (SFC, 1/15/05, p.B1)
1907        Apr 18, The Fairmont Hotel opened in SF, exactly one year after the 1906 earthquake. It was designed by Julia Morgan and named after mining magnate James Graham Fair.
    (SSFC, 2/4/07, p.F1)

1907        Spring, The sailing yacht Martha, built in the Marina District of SF, was launched.
    (SFEC, 9/28/97, Z1 p.1)

1907        May 5, San Francisco streetcar workers of the Carmen’s Union went on strike after Patrick Calhoun, president of the United Railroads, refused to accept a $3 per 8-hour day wage. Calhoun induced the strike and hired James Farley to break the union. The strike ended up leaving 31 people dead.
    (SFC, 9/13/02, p.D9)(SSFC, 4/15/07, p.B1)

1907        May 7, In San Francisco a gunfight erupted during the electrical workers strike in what came to be known as "Bloody Tuesday." City union street car workers fought with scabs and 4 people were killed and 20 seriously injured.
    (SFC, 1/20/98, p.B3)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1907        May 15, Abe Reuf pleaded guilty to charges of extortion.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1907        May 27, Bubonic Plague broke out again in San Francisco.
    (HN, 5/27/98)(SFC, 9/20/14, p.C2)

1907        Jun 13, A SF jury convicted Mayor Eugene E. Schmitz of extortion.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1907        Jul 8, Mayor Eugene Schmitz was sentenced to 5 years in San Quentin for graft and bribery but the conviction was later overturned. Others were forced out of office for accepting bribes from the telephone company, gas company, trolley company, local skating rinks and boxing promoters. Dr. Charles A. Boxton (d.1927) admitted to taking bribes and was granted immunity by District Attorney W.H. Langdon for his testimony. Boxton was then appointed temporary mayor for one week in place of Mayor Schmitz and resigned a week later. The Native Sons of California promptly struck Boxton from their rolls. Schmitz was later elected to the SF Board of Supervisors. One of the bribes was a $200,000 payment to the SF supervisors from Patrick Henry Calhoun, president of the United Railroads, which operated nearly all of the city’s public transit lines.
    (SFC, 9/9/96, p.E8)(SFC, 9/30/99, p.E5)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)(SSFC, 4/15/07, p.B5)

1907        Jul 16, The SF supervisors, under pressure from graft prosecutors, named Edward Robeson Taylor (67), a doctor and lawyer, as mayor. He quickly replaced 16 of 18 supervisors, forced the police chief to quit and replaced many city officials with honest and competent men.
    (SFC, 11/6/07, p.B5)

1907        Summer, A thriving business was begun moving the temporary earthquake houses by wagon to private lots. Lots in Daly City were offered for a total price of $400 payable at $10 down and $10 a month.
    (LaPen, 12/86, p.4)

1907        Aug 7, The Masons and United Veterans of the Spanish War made plans to boot Dr. Boxton out of their organizations.
    (SFC, 9/9/96, p.E8)

1907        Aug 26, Houdini escaped from chains under water at Aquatic Park.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W30)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1907        Sep 8, It was reported that the Cliff House again burned down.
    (SFC, 4/14/99, Z1 p.4)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1907        Sep, The Cosmopolitan magazine published the epic poem “A Wine of Wizardry” by George Sterling (1869-1926). The poem and accompanying essay by Ambrose Bierce sparked critical reaction across the continent. Sterling, Jack London’s best friend, was the scion of a Long Island whaling family and worked in an East Bay real estate firm.
    (SSFC, 12/23/07, p.M4)
1907        Sep, By this time some 55 new cases of bubonic plague were identified in San Francisco and the issue became a national concern.
    (ON, 1/00, p.6)

1907        Oct 2, Another railroad began serving the SF peninsula. The Ocean Shore Railroad ran from 12th and Mission across the peninsula on what is now Alemany Blvd. to Daly City, Broadmoor, Thornton Beach and down the coast to the end of the line at Santa Cruz.
    (GTP, 1973, p.74)

1907        Nov, Edward Robeson Taylor (1838-1923), appointed in July as interim mayor of SF, was elected to the office.
    (SFC, 11/6/07, p.B5)

1907        Mario Ciampi, architect, was born in San Francisco.
    (SFC, 10/22/05, p.F1)
1907        The "Sundial" sculpture by M. Earl Cummings was created. It was a half-sphere mounted on a turtle and set in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 6/12/99, p.A20)
1907        Cartoonist Harry Conway Fisher started his Mutt and Jeff cartoon strip while working as a photographic layout person at the SF Chronicle. The strip returned to the Chronicle in 1951.
    (SFC, 4/6/01, Wba p.4)
1907        In San Francisco a two-storey glass warehouse was constructed at 50 Green St. It was designed by architects Willis Polk and George Wright.
    (SSFC, 9/21/14, p.C2)
1907        In San Francisco Recreation Park was built on the block surrounded by Valencia, Guerrero, 14th and 15th streets. It became the home of the San Francisco Seals until 1930, except for one season in  1914, when they moved to a new field in the Inner Richmond and found it was cold there.
    (SFC, 9/21/13, p.C3)
1907        In San Francisco the 6-storey Legallet Building, designed by architect Albert Pissis, was completed at 615 Battery St.
    (SSFC, 1/19/14, p.B3)
1907        In San Francisco the 2-storey Fox Building at 225-227 Front St. was built.
    (SSFC, 7/7/13, p.C2)
1907        In San Francisco the 4-storey building at 137 New Montgomery St., designed by Henry Schulze, was completed. Two stories were added after the Pacific Telephone building arrived on the block.
    (SSFC, 1/27/13, p.C4)
1907        In San Francisco a 3-storey building was built at 201 O’Farrell St. It was designed by Arthur Lamb. Marquard’s Little Cigar Store opened on the corner with a classic neon marquee.
    (SSFC, 12/23/12, p.C5)
1907        In San Francisco a 2-storey commercial building, designed by Sylvan Schnaittacher, was erected at 77 New Montgomery St. In 1920 3 stories, designed by Mel Schwartz, were added.
    (SSFC, 2/20/11, p.C2)
1907        In SF the city’s International Hotel, destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, was rebuilt at 848 Kearny. By the 1920s it became part of the 10-block Filipino American enclave known as Manilatown.
    (SSFC, 8/19/07, p.B1)
1907        In SF the building at 261 Columbus, designed by Oliver Everett, was completed. It later became the home of City Lights Bookstore.
    (SSFC, 5/31/09, p.B2)
1907        In SF a 14-storey, 71,345-square-foot building, designed by George Applegarth, was completed at Market and New Montgomery. In 2007 it sold for some $26 million.
    (SFC, 5/22/07, p.C6)
1907        In SF the Elevated Shops building was constructed at 150 Powell St. It later became the wrapping for 29 condominiums.
    (SFC, 9/20/06, p.B5)
1907        In SF the Del Monte cannery was constructed on Jefferson St. It closed in 1937. In 1963 Leonard Martin (d.2002 at 81) acquired the building and converted it to a shopping complex.
    (SFC, 1/29/02, p.A17)
1907        In SF the 1st municipal stadium, later known as the Polo Fields, and Speedway Meadow were constructed in Goldengate Park.
    (SFC, 7/29/97, p.A7)(SFC, 9/30/99, p.E5)
1907        In SF The Haslett Warehouse was constructed at Beach and Hyde. In 1998 plans were being made to convert the 198,000-sq-ft building to an expensive hotel.
    (SFC, 7/18/98, p.B1)
1907        In SF the 9-storey Williams Building was completed at 3rd and Mission.
    (SFC, 5/26/99, p.A18)
1907        In San Francisco a 2-storey industrial building was built at 944 Folsom St. It was renovated in 1936. Boyd, a lighting manufacturer, purchased the building in 1995 and renovated it again as the Boyd Building.
    (SSFC, 1/30/11, p.C2)
1907        In SF Archbishop Patrick Riordan established the Catholic Settlement and Humane Bureau at 1028 Market St. to help care for orphans, minors and destitute mothers recover from the earthquake. It later became the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of SF.
    (SFC, 9/15/98, p.A9)
1907        The elegant showroom, later called The Great American Music Hall, opened on O’Farrell St.
    (SFEC, 2/8/98, DB p.34)
1907        The Colonial Dames organization donated the sculpture of the tortoise with a sundial on its back, that stands in front of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum.
    (SFC, 12/30/96, p.A13)
1907        Frank Aleamon Leach, head of the San Francisco Mint, was promoted to director-general of all US mints.
    (ON, 8/12, p.4)
1907        The SF bribery trial against Patrick Calhoun, president of the United Railroads, ended with a hung jury.
    (SSFC, 4/15/07, p.B1)
1907        San Francisco renamed Japan Street in the Excelsior district to Avalon Avenue. Nearby street India became Peru and China became Excelsior.
    (SFC, 6/14/14, p.C3)
1907        The San Francisco Brewing Company established a facility at 155 Columbus Ave, South San Francisco.
    (SSFC, 3/8/09, p.E8)
1907        In San Francisco some 600 new houses were built on the 440-foot-tall Bernal Hill as people erected homes there following the 1906 earthquake.
    (SSFC, 6/21/09, p.A2)

1907-1931    The Recreation Park at 15th and Valencia streets was home to the SF Seals.
    (SFEC,12/797, Z1 p.4)
1907-1998    The Figoni Hardware store in North Beach operated as a family business on Grant St.
    (SFC, 2/7/98, p.21)

1908        Jan, Dr. Rupert Blue held a mass meeting and called on the citizens of SF to support his war against bubonic plague. Gov. James Norris Gillet had warned that the city faced a general quarantine. In the following rat campaign an estimated 2 million rats were killed.
    (ON, 1/00, p.6,7)

1908        Feb 9, It was reported that the Dr. Rupert Blue report on Butchertown had concluded that the slaughterhouses were unsanitary, dangerous to health and offensive to all residents and people traveling in that direction.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1908        Mar 23, In San Francisco Durham White Stevens (56), Japan’s foreign advisor to Korea, was shot by a Korean nationalist. Stevens died 2 days later from internal injuries. Chang In Hwan and Chun Myung Un attacked Stevens as he approached the ferry landing. Chun was released from prison in June, 1908, and fled the country. Chang was convicted of 2nd degree manslaughter and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was paroled after 10 years.
    (AH, 10/07, p.54-58)

1908        Mar, In SF streetcar riders returned after Patrick Calhoun replaced the car-men with non-union drivers. The strike failed and the Carmen’s Union was disbanded.
    (SFC, 9/13/02, p.D9)

1908        Apr 28, In SF a fire began just before midnight at a stable at 475 11th St. 48 horses belonging to F.M. Barrett, a lumber drayman, were killed.
    (SSFC, 4/27/08, DB p.58)

1908        May 6, The Great White Fleet, sent by Pres. Roosevelt on an around-the-world voyage, arrived in SF. The fleet left San Francisco on July 7.
    (SFC, 5/6/08, p.B3)

1908        May 21, The SF Chronicle reported that and quarantine had been lifted and that the remaining refugees in Lobos Square have been ordered to leave by June 1. Some 1,050 lived there in 394 cottages.
    (SSFC, 5/18/08, DB p.58)

1908        May 22, The SF Chronicle reported that US Army Pvt. William Bulwada had been found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison for having applauded for and shaken hands with anarchist Emma Goldman, pending approval by Gen. Funston.
    (SSFC, 5/18/08, DB p.58)

1908        May 25, In SF an ink thrower spoiled a gown worn by Mrs. J. Magnin of 1606 Jackson St. The ink thrower continued to strike over a dozen society figures, despite police efforts to catch him.
    (SSFC, 8/10/08, DB p.58)

1908           May 30, Mel Blanc (d.1989), voice of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Porky Pig in Warner Brothers cartoons, was born in San Francisco. When he died he had "That's All Folks" inscribed on his tombstone.
    (SFEC, 4/11/99, Z1 p.8)(AP, 5/30/08)

1908        Jul 3, In San Francisco the coroner and his deputies celebrated the opening of the new morgue at 368 Fell St.
    (SSFC, 6/29/08, DB p.58)

1908        Aug 17, The SF Bank of Italy opened new HQ at Clay and Montgomery.
    (SC, 8/17/02)

1908        Nov 13, In SF the corruption trial of Abe Reuf was interrupted by the shooting of Assistant District Attorney Francis J. Heney by Morris Haas, an ex-convict whom Heney had offended in a former graft trial. Heney was expected to survive. Haas committed suicide 2 days later.
    (SSFC, 11/9/08, DB p.58)

1908        Nov 30, SF Police Chief William J. Biggy disappeared off a police boat in the SF Bay. The chief was last seen vomiting over the side of the launch. He had been under pressure since the shooting of prosecutor Francis J. Heney 2 weeks earlier. Biggy’s body was pulled from the bay 2 weeks later.
    (SSFC, 11/30/08, DB p.58)(SSFC, 12/14/08, p.54)(SFC, 2/17/09, p.A10)

1908        Dec 1, The US Dept. of Agriculture as of this day restricted opium imports to the US based on morphine content. Opium with under 3% morphine, which included opium for smoking, was restricted. This severely impacted the customs revenue in San Francisco and created an uproar in the city’s Chinatown. The law became effective as of April 1, 2009.
    (SSFC, 11/30/08, DB p.58)(SSFC, 3/15/09, DB p.50)

1908        Dec 10, Abe Ruef (1864-1936), a San Francisco political power broker, was found guilty of bribing a former supervisor to vote for the United Railroad franchise. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison, but was freed on parole in 1915. California Gov. William D. Stephens (1917-1923) pardoned him.
    (SFC, 10/1/99, p.B6)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)(SSFC, 2/27/11, DB p.46)

1908        In San Francisco the classical-style building at 1 Montgomery St., designed by Willis Polk, was built. The 10 floors of offices above the base were removed in 1983 as part of a development trade-off that allowed a 38-storey tower to rise to the west.
    (SSFC, 12/9/12, p.C4)
1908        In San Francisco the 3-storey building at 556 Commercial St. was completed. It was designed by Charles M. Rousseau.
    (SSFC, 1/8/12, p.C2)
1908        In San Francisco the 6-storey commercial building at 185 Post was built. In 2008 tt was remodeled veil of glass.
    (SSFC, 2/13/11, p.C2)
1908        In San Francisco a 7-storey building draped in terra cotta was built at 20 California St. It was designed by C.A. Meusdorrfer.
    (SSFC, 2/9/14, p.C3)
1908        In San Francisco two banks were built at 456 Montgomery. In 1986 they were topped with a modern tower creating a 26 storey structure.
    (SSFC, 7/22/12, p.C5)
1908        In SF the 12-storey Crocker Bank went up at the Montgomery, Pine and Bush intersection. In the 1980s 10 floors were taken off to make air space for the Crocker Galleria.
    (SSFM, 10/12/02, p.13)
1908        In SF the 14-storey Adam Grant Building was completed at 114 Sansome St. The Beaux Arts style building was designed by architects Howard & Galloway.
    (SSFC, 2/8/09, p.B3)
1908        In SF the Humboldt Bank building at 785 Market St. was completed. The 19-storey building featured a Beaux-Arts style and dome by the Meyer & O’Brien architectural firm.
    (SFCM, 6/8/08, p.6)
1908        In San Francisco the 6-storey Maskey Building, designed by Haves and Toepke, was completed. In 1983 it was demolished, but 4 of the façade’s 6 bays were restored as the front of a 6-storey wing of an office tower at 48 Kearny St.
    (SSFC, 5/3/09, p.B2)
1908        In SF the triangular, 11-storey Phelan building, designed by William Curlett, was built at 760-784 Market St.
    (SFC, 2/13/07, p.C3)(SSFC, 7/20/14, p.C2)
1908        In San Francisco a new Home Telephone building, designed by Coxhead & Coxhead, was built at 333 Grant St. It was declared a landmark in 1981 and in 2004 opened with 39 condominiums on the upper 6 floors.
    (SFC, 11/11/04, p.E1)
1908        In San Francisco the 10-storey, Beaux-Arts style Sachs building was completed at 140 Geary St.
    (SSFC, 1/1/12, p.C2)
1908        In San Francisco St. Boniface Church was built on Golden Gate Ave.
    (SFC, 12/25/98, p.A26)
1908        In San Francisco the Cliff House bar Phineas T. Barnacle (PTB) was built. A new section was added in 1914.
    (SFC, 3/28/01, Food p.5)
1908        In San Francisco the 3-storey First Chinese Baptist Church was built at 15 Waverly Place. It was designed by G.E. Burlingame and incorporated clincker bricks giving the structure a medieval air.
    (SSFC, 4/5/09, p.B2)
1908        In San Francisco the Pagoda Palace Theater opened on the corner or Powell and Union streets in North Beach. The theater closed in 1994 and remained vacant to 2009 when plans were approved for converting the building into condominium dwellings and a Mexican restaurant.
    (SFC, 1/9/09, p.B1)
1908        In San Francisco a Seth Thomas street clock was erected on Columbus. In 1977 it was moved across the street to 450 Columbus, in front of the new Matteucci & Co. jewelry store. In 1999 it was hit by a truck and crashed to the ground.
    (SFC, 10/19/99, p.A1,15)
1908        In San Francisco Southern Pacific built a hospital at Fell and Baker to treat employees. It was sold to Upjohn pharmaceuticals in 1968 and was later converted to senior housing.
    (SFC, 4/17/09, p.E8)
1908        The Murphy windmill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park began pumping water as the largest of its kind in the world.
    (SFC, 3/18/05, p.F3)
1908        Guido Deiro was sent to the United States to introduce the "fizarmonica systema piano" at the Alaskan Exposition in Seattle, Washington and is credited with naming the instrument " piano accordion." His brother Pietro Deiro was the first to play the accordion in San Francisco.
    (www.guidodeiro.com)
1908        In SF the private Katherine Delmar Burke School was established in the Seacliff area.
    (SFC, 12/13/00, p.A17)
1908        In San Francisco the California Historical Society fell apart. It had earlier merged with the California Genealogical Society and prospective members had to produce a genealogical chart to qualify for membership.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.55)
1908         In San Francisco John’s Grill on Ellis St. was established.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, C1)
1908        In San Francisco the House of Shields bar at 39 New Montgomery St., opened and catered only to men. Service to women was allowed around 1972.
    (SSFC, 1/23/11, p.A2)
1908        James Casey got elected to the SF Board of Supervisors for the express purpose of fixing the roads. He induced Santa Clara, San Mateo and SF to pass resolutions asking that Mission St.-El Camino Real be made a state highway.
    (GTP, 1973, p.66)
1908        In San Francisco some 900 elderly men and women, many from the old Almshouse, moved into a newly rebuilt Relief Home for the Aged and Infirm, later rebuilt and renamed as  Laguna Honda Home.
    (SFC, 8/26/08, p.B5)
1908        In SF Hugh Lazzari founded the Lazzari Fuel Co. It grew to become the nation’s largest distributor of mesquite charcoal.
    (SFC, 3/5/01, p.A24)
1908        In SF the Emporium reopened at 841 Market St. It featured a new dome designed by Albert Pissis. The original was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires. It closed in 1996, but the original facade was kept for the new Westfield San Francisco Centre, which opened in 2006.
    (Ind, 11/24/01, 5A)(SSFC, 9/24/06, p.D1)
1908        San Francisco's 1st drag bar opened.
    (SFC, 11/21/03, p.A1)
1908        Some 14,000 building permits were issued this year in SF as the city recovered from the 1906 earthquake.
    (SSFC, 9/14/08, p.B3)
1908        Pacific Gas and Electric co. acquired a gas-making company in Daly City, Ca. Wastes contained lamp-black, a finely powdered carbon, and thick, sticky tars containing cancer-causing compounds.
    (SFC, 3/2/09, p.B1)
1908        In San Francisco the W.T. Garrett & Co. foundry created a 300-pound bell, one of the last produced by the firm, as a gift from the Borel family to Grace church, located at El Camino and Hwy. 92. In the 1950s the Hillbarn Theater moved to the church and used the bell to send audiences back to their seats after intermission. In 1968 the bell was moved to the theater’s permanent home on Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City. In 2004 the bell was stolen. In 2010 it was discovered at a scrap shop in San Leandro and returned to the theater.
    (SFC, 9/6/10, p.A1)
1908        San Francisco managed to eradicate its 2nd bubonic plague epidemic. By this year some 2 million rats were killed and 190 people left dead in the two epidemics that had spread over eight years.
    (SFC, 9/20/14, p.C2)
1908        Gustave Niebaum, San Francisco multimillionaire, died.
    (SFEM, 10/31/99, p.27)

1908-1983    The Meadowlands was a 500-acre shoreline facility on the Bay in Mountain View that received garbage from SF.
    (Ind, 5/11/99, p.12A)

1909        Jan 15, In San Francisco police arrested Miss Frances Smith, attired in a jaunty sailor costume, and Miss May Burke as they strolled down Montgomery street. Smith was charged with masquerading in male attire and Burke was charged with vagrancy.
    (SSFC, 1/10/10, DB p.42)

1909        Feb 9, In San Francisco Louis’s Fashion Restaurant opened at 73 Sutter St. It had begun operations under Louis Besozzi in 1898, but was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. The new resaturant came to be called The Fly Trap due to fly paper rolls hung from the ceiling. Operations continued to 1963.
    (SSFC, 7/21/13, p.42)

1909        Feb 15, In San Francisco anarchist Emma Goldman spoke to large audiences in Lyric Hall, at Turk and Larkin streets. She gave 2 lectures: “The Devil Exonerated” and “The Psychology of Violence.”
    (SSFC, 2/15/09, DB p.50)

1909        Feb 16, The SF Citizens Health Committee declared SF free of bubonic plague.
    (ON, 1/00, p.7)

1909        Feb 27, Pres. Theodore Roosevelt established the Farallon Islands, 28 miles off the coast of San Francisco, as a wildlife refuge.
    (SFC, 2/17/05, p.A1)(www.theodoreroosevelt.org/life/conFedBird.htm)

1909        Apr 1, A US federal opium law went into effect. In SF Internal Revenue agents prepared for the law by seizing and destroying all the opium cans they find in the Chinese quarter.
    (SSFC, 3/15/09, DB p.50)

1909        Apr 17, In San Francisco 5 bodies were recovered and probably eight or ten others buried in the ruins of an early morning fire which destroyed the St. George hotel, a lodging house for laborers at Howard and Eighth streets, and eight other small buildings.
    (www.gendisasters.com/data1/ca/fires/sanfrancisco-stgeorgehotelfire1909.htm)

1909        Apr 19, The new Orpheum Theater opened in San Francisco, Ca.
    (SSFC, 3/8/09, DB p.45)

1909        May 9, In San Francisco 135 delegates of the anti-Japanese Laundry League took steps at a convention at Golden Gate Hall, 222 Van Ness Ave., to boycott all Japanese enterprises on the Pacific Coast.
    (SSFC, 5/10/09, DB p.50)

1909        May 19, San Francisco Mayor Edward Taylor wrote a letter to Pres. Taft testifying to the valuable aid of the federal government in the city’s recent campaign against bubonic plague.
    (SSFC, 5/31/09, DB p.50)

1909         Jun 16, In San Francisco the Gjoe, explorer Roald Amundsen’s converted herring boat, was passed as a gift to the people of San Francisco. He had used the vessel to cross the Northwest Passage in 1905 and had arrived in SF in 1906. In 1972 the Gjoe was returned to Norway and a commemorative sculpture was left next to the Beach Chalet at Ocean Beach.
    (Ind, 4/27/02, 5A)(SSFC, 6/14/09, DB p.50)

1909        Jun 22, In San Francisco customs inspectors seized 149 tins of opium, evidently smuggled in since a law prohibiting possession of opium for smoking went into effect in April. 16 tins ere found at in the basement of Mow Lee’s store at 76 Dupont St. The rest was found at a Chinese lodging house at 704 Jackson St. 
    (SSFC, 6/21/09, DB p.50)

1909        Jul 12, In San Francisco the New Chutes opened to the public in the block surrounded by Fillmore, Turk, Eddy and Webster. Amusements included a artificial lake that receives boats from chutes. Fortune tellers, shooting galleries and other attractions led to the Flea Theater.
    (SSFC, 7/12/09, DB p.42)

1909        Aug 7, Alice Huyler Ramsey (22) arrived in San Francisco on a ferry boat after driving a 1909 Maxwell Model DA across the country. She had left New York on June 9 on the first ever cross-country trip by a woman.
    (SFC, 7/10/09, p.D3)

1909        Sep 9, San Francisco held a parade in honor of its work horses. Some 2000 horses and 986 drivers paraded down Market Street before thousands of spectators.
    (SSFC, 9/6/09, p.46)

1909        Oct 6, Pres. William Taft visited San Francisco.
    (SSFC, 10/4/09, p.50)

1909        Nov 1, In San Francisco a ban on cows went into effect, except for a narrow district that was set apart for handling cattle to be slaughtered. A new ordnance made it unlawful to keep more than 2 cows and provided that when 2 cows are kept within city limits, at least an acre of land must be provided for their pasturage.
    (SSFC, 3/22/09, DB p.50)

1909        Nov 8, In San Francisco a street naming commission, appointed by Mayor Edward Taylor, submitted a report that recommended changing numbered avenues in the Richmond and Sunset to Spanish names in alphabetical order. Western neighborhoods opposed the suggestions and after some effort compromises were adopted.
    (SFC, 6/21/14, p.C1)

1909        Nov 14, In San Francisco Yee Yup was shot down by Gee Gong, a former employee in the laundry of the dead man. The On Yicks have now killed 4 members of the Yee family, while the Yee family have but one death to their credit. It was feared that the murder would escalate family rivalries in Chinatown.
    (SSFC, 11/15/09, DB p.46)

1909        Nov 30, The SF Convention and Tourist League was incorporated as a non-profit membership organization to bring outsiders to the city. The League generated 27 conventions its first year with a total attendance of 30,000.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W43)

1909        Dec 15, San Francisco’s Palace Hotel re-opened. It had survived the 1906 earthquake but was gutted by the following fire.
    (SFEC, 11/17/96, p.C4)(SFC, 8/22/09, p.A10)

1909        Dec 24, Luisa Tetrazinni, opera star, gave a free concert in front of the Chronicle building on Market St. for some 200,000 people.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A8)

1909        In San Francisco the Renaissance revival-style Addison Head Building was built at 201 Post. It was designed by William Curlett.
    (SSFC, 12/16/12, p.C4)
1909        In San Francisco colonial revival houses were built in the Presidio for non-commissioned officers along Ord and Riley avenues.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, WB p.4)
1909        The 1,300-seat Columbia Theater was constructed in SF and named after a major venue destroyed by the 1906 earthquake. It was designed by Walter Bliss and William Faville, who also designed the St. Francis Hotel. In 1928 it was renamed the Geary Theater. It was badly damaged in the 1989 earthquake. It opened in 1910 with “Father and the Boys.”
    (WSJ, 11/16/95, p.A-18)(SFC, 10/21/04, p.A15)(SFC, 9/15/06, p.E2)
1909        In SF the City of Paris department store was built on Geary St. facing Union Square. The site was taken over by Nieman Marcus in 1974.
    (SSFC, 7/21/02, p.F2)
1909        The Hearst Building in SF was constructed at Market and Third. It was remodeled in 1937 by Julia Morgan.
    (SFC, 8/15/05, p.C5)
1909        In San Francisco the 4-storey Hugo building was built at 200 Sixth St. It was designed by Theo W. Lenzen. In 1988 the residential hotel went empty. In 1997 Brian Goggin installed his “Defenstration” artwork featuring furniture apparently tumbling from the building’s windows. In 2009 San Francisco used eminent domain to acquire the property and planned demolition for new low-income housing.
    (SSFC, 9/20/09, p.C2)
1909        In SF the cornerstone of the Odd Fellows building at Seventh and Market St. was laid. The fraternal organization had arrived in California in 1849.
    (SFC, 11/28/00, p.A21)
1909        In SF a building on Stockton St. was erected to house the western headquarters of Metropolitan Life Insurance. In 1990 the Ritz-Carlton Hotel opened there.
    (SFC, 9/10/98, p.B1,4)
1909        The SF 1863 Cliff House was rebuilt after a 1907 fire. Emma Sutro Merritt, the daughter of Adolph Sutro, chose a smaller neoclassic design which lasted to the present.
    (SFC, 1/7/97, p.B1)(SFC, 4/14/99, Z1 p.4)
1909        In SF the 198,000 sq. ft. Haslett Warehouse near Beach and Hyde was completed by the California Fruit Canners Assoc. to hold loads of canned goods.
    (SFC, 10/17/00, p.A24)
1909        In SF the Mission Park Congregational Church was built at 601 Dolores St. It later became the Norwegian Lutheran Church. It went out of commission as a church in 2005 and was purchased in 2007 by businessman Siamak Akhavan, who renovated it and put it up for sale in 2010 for $7.49 million. In 2011 it was sold for $6.6 million as the new home for Children’s Day middle schoolers.
    (SFC, 6/4/10, p.D2)(SFC, 5/5/11, p.D6)
1909        In SF the First Baptist Church was built at Waller and Octavia. It was the 5th building of the congregation that dated back to 1849.
    (SFC, 11/18/99, p.A22)
1909        In SF St. Mary’s Cathedral was rebuilt and rededicated.
    (SFC, 6/13/96, p.C3)
1909        In San Francisco a 6-storey department store, designed by George A. Applegarth, was built at 1019 Market St. The Greek revival structure was framed by Corinthian columns.
    (SSFC, 11/22/09, p.C2)
1909        In San Francisco the 6-storey Goldberg Bowen building was built at 250 Sutter St.
    (SSFC, 1/2/11, p.C3)

1909        Patrick H. McCarthy (d.1933), standard-bearer of the Union Labor Party, was elected mayor of San Francisco and continued to 1911.
    (SFC, 9/12/98, p.C3)
1909        The SF Board of Directors suggested changing all the numbered avenues of the Richmond District to streets named after Hispanic leaders.
    (SFEC, 9/21/97, p.C7)
1909        SF outlawed slot machines, despite collecting some $200,000 a year in taxes from 3,200 machines.
    (Econ, 7/10/10, SR p.10)
1909        John H. Eagal, manager of the automobile department of the Studebaker, San Francisco branch, said “The future of the electric automobile is assured… The past few months have seen an increase in demand for the electric cars that has been surprising to manufacturers all over the country.” Studebaker sold battery-powered cars from 1902 to 1912.
    (SSFC, 1/10/10, DB p.42)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studebaker_Electric)
1909        The San Francisco Murphy Door & Bed Company created the first "concealed bed." [see 1900]
    (SFC, 10/2/99, p.A20)

1910        Jan 18, Aviator Eugene Ely performed his first successful take off and landing from a ship in San Francisco. [see Jan 18, 1911]
    (HN, 1/18/99)

1910        Jan 24, Ford Nichols, the Episcopal bishop of California, laid the cornerstone of Grace Cathedral.
    (SFC, 1/13/98, p.A19)

1910        Feb 8, James W. Coffroth (1872-1943), SF boxing promoter, arrived in SF from London winning a bet that he could make the trip in ten days.
    (www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/v55-4/v55-4levanetz.pdf)

1910        Feb 17, In San Francisco 3 elephants appearing at a Broadway vaudeville house went on a rampage while parading in North Beach.
    (SSFC, 2/14/10, DB p.42)

1910        Feb 22, In San Francisco the Sierra Club, under the leadership of Prof. A.G. McAdie, named 2 peaks of the Sutro Forest. The loftiest peak in the city was named Mount Davidson in honor of noted English-born geographer George Davidson (1825-1911), and the other Sutro Crest, in honor of former mayor and philanthropist Adolph Sutro.
    (SSFC, 2/21/10, DB p.42)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Davidson_%28geographer%29)

1910        Mar 6, In San Francisco a dance marathon at Puckett’s Cotillion Hall ended and Manager Puckett awarded $145 to six couples who broke the world record of 14 hours and 41 minutes. The contest had begun the previous evening with 17 couples.
    (SSFC, 2/28/10, DB p.42)

1910        Apr 15, In San Francisco detective Tim Riordan arrested Jolly Trixie, aka Miss Kitty Plunkett, for allegedly violating the Penal Code. She was accused of being deformed and exhibiting her deformity in a Fillmore Street show house. Plunkett said she wighed only 585 pounds as opposed to the alleged 685 pounds. 2 physicians testified that she was pefectly symmetrical.
    (SSFC, 4/11/10, DB p.50)

1910        Apr 20, Eva Swan (26), a SF schoolteacher, disappeared. Doctor’s assistant Ben Gordon (18) kept the secret until after a fight with Dr. James Grant over $18 in wages. He then went to the police. Her body was found on Sep 23 buried under a basement at 320 Eureka St. and soaking in nitric acid with every joint sawed through. Grant and nurse Marie Messerschmidt were arrested on murder charges after the failed abortion went awry.
    (http://realchoice.0catch.com/library/deaths/bl10eswan.htm)(SSFC, 9/19/10, DB p.50)

1910        Jul 28, Bill Goodwin, announcer (Burns & Allen, Boing Boing Show), was born in SF, Calif.
    (SC, 7/28/02)

1910         Aug 7, In San Francisco the Chutes vaudeville theater on Fillmore St. attracted Sophie Tucker, who revived her career after being black-balled by Flo Ziegfeld back in New York. Tucker performed the Grizzly Bear song in San Francisco. Sophie Tucker at the Chutes theater creates a genuine furor with her rendition of “The Dance of the Grizzly Bear.” She did two Sunday through Saturday runs, August 7 - 13, and September 18 - 24. in 1910.
    (AJSF, Vol. 14. No. 2, Winter, 2003)(http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000131701)

1910        Aug 19, The advance guard of the Barnum & Bailey Circus began arriving in San Francisco, claiming to be the biggest ever to visit the Pacific Coast. It included 1,280 people, 85 railroad cars, 700 horses and 400 elephants.
    (SSFC, 8/15/10, DB p.42)

1910        Sep, A SF Grand Jury banned dancing in the cafes of the Tenderloin and ordered all entertainment in the area to be performed on stage.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)

1910        Sep, $50,000 in gold bars from the Tanana gold fields of Alaska was stolen from the steamship Humboldt. 6 men and a woman were arrested in Dec. and the bullion was recovered in a series of raids on rooming houses and hotels near Sixth and Howard.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)

1910        Oct 3, San Francisco new police Chief Seymour closed down dancing of the “bunny hug” and the “hug-me-tight” in the Tenderloin. As of the next day female habitues of the Tenderloin will not be allowed to puff their usual cigarettes in public.
    (SSFC, 10/3/10, DB p.50)

1910        Oct 11, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Pawnee Bill’s Far East combined shows arrived in San Francisco. They set up on 8 acres at 12th and Market with a big arena and 22 tents. This was part of Col. William Cody’s farewell tour.
    (SSFC, 10/3/10, DB p.50)
1910        Oct 11, The San Francisco Rotary Club offered a $10,000 prize to the aviator who first flies from SF to New York.
    (SSFC, 10/10/10, DB p.50)

1910        Nov 28, In San Francisco John Edwards, knows as the “King of the Opium Ring,” was arrested at his home at 133 Fillmore. Drugs found included 40 pounds of crude opium. His arrest followed a police raid in Chinatown on Nov 26 in which 210 persons were arrested.
    (SSFC, 11/28/10, p.50)

1910        Nov, SF city voters approved a $5 million bond for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Int’l. Exposition. Voters also approved a $45 million bond to fund the Hetch Hetchy project for water from the Tuolumne River originating on Mount Lyell.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)(SFC, 9/15/02, p.A20)

1910        Dec 8, In San Francisco the Jesuits of St. Ignatius broke ground on a new church at Parker and Fulton. This was the site of the old Masonic Cemetery Association.
    (GenIV, Winter 04/05)

1910        Dec 17, In San Francisco 25 men were arrested for spitting on sidewalks. It cost them $5 to regain their liberty.
    (SSFC, 12/12/10, DB p.46)

1910        Dec 24, Luisa Tetrazinni, opera diva, sang at the Charlotte Mignon (Lotta) Crabtree fountain at Market and Kearney in a free performance before a crowd of 250,000.
    (SFC, 4/10/98, p.A1)(SFEC, 10/3/99, p.B10)

1910        Jerome Moskowitz (d.2001) was born in Oakland. His father. Louis Moskowitz, had founded a small clothing shop at Third and Mission in SF. Jerome took over the store in 1957 and created Rochester Big and Tall clothing store chain.
    (SFC, 11/30/01, p.A27)
1910        In San Francisco the Clay Theater on Fillmore St. opened as a nickelodeon. The single-screen theater closed down in 2010.
    (SFC, 8/23/10, p.E1)(SFC, 2/18/12, p.C1)
1910        In San Francisco the Mission Theater was constructed in 3 parts between this year and 1932. James and Merritt Reid did the original design. In 1932 Timothy Pflueger redesigned the old Premium Theater and incorporated it into the lobby of the New Mission. It was shuttered in 1993. In 2003 it was purchased by developer Gus Murad from City College for $4.5 million. In 2012 Murad proposed to renovate it as a 5-screen movie house.
    (SFC, 7/31/99, p.A13)(SFC, 12/25/03, p.A20)(SFC, 1/10/13, p.D1)
1910        In SF the 9-storey Central YMCA at 220 Golden Gate Ave. was completed. In 2009 it was closed to make way for affordable apartments for the homeless.
    (SSFC, 5/17/09, p.B1)
1910        Hotel Herald opened on Eddy Street.
    (SFC, 7/23/04, p.B1)
1910        The 5-storey Hotel Richelieu with 185 rooms was completed at the corner of Van Ness and Geary.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, WBb p.6)
1910        William Bourne, owner of the Spring Valley Water Co., commissioned the Chicago firm of Daniel Burnham to build a water temple at Sunol. Wilis Polk, the West Coast representative of the firm, accepted the commission.
    (SFC, 12/19/96, p.A26)

1910        In San Francisco an orphanage run by the Catholic Sisters of Charity burned down on the top of Mount St. Joseph. It was replaced with a brick structure that held 162 girls. The building closed in 1977.
    (SFC, 7/24/13, p.D6)
1910        A 67,000-square-foot building designed by architect Newton Tharp was completed. In 1913 the building was moved brick by brick to 170 Fell St. It was used by the by the SF Unified School District for administration until the 1989 earthquake.
    (SFC, 1/7/98, p.A15)
1910        The Denman Grammar School, designed by Newton Tharp, was built on a promontory overlooking Alamo Square. It later became the Ida B. Wells High School.
    (SFCM, 8/15/04, p.15)
1910        In SF William T. “Cocktail Bill” Boothby (d.1930), devised his Boothby cocktail at the Palace Hotel. It was essentially a Manhattan with a Champagne float.
    (SFC, 12/14/07, p.F2)
1910        Jim Casey induced the SF Motor Club to sponsor a show at Tanforan with the proceeds going to road improvement. Air pilots, balloonists, and glider pilots joined the first automobile drivers and demonstrated their skills.
    (GTP, 1973, p.66)
1910        SF passed a law that stopped cremation.
    (SFC, 4/9/98, p.A21)
1910        Carleton Watkins, photographer, was committed to Napa State Hospital for the Insane, where he died 6 years later.
    (SFEC, 5/23/99, DB p.42)

1910s    Joseph A. Leonard (1850-1929), California, created a residence park in the Ingleside Terraces of SF.
    (SFC, 4/10/04, p.F1)

1910-1997    Nell Sinton, one of the early California abstract painters. Her family had moved to SF in 1851.
    (SFC,10/24/97, p.D6)

1911        Jan 7, Aviator James Radley, operating a French Bleriot airplane, performed over South San Francisco, skimmed the the West Virginia, the flagship of Rear-Admiral Barry, and checked the time of San Francisco Ferry Tower clock on both sides.
    (SSFC, 1/2/11, DB p.42)

1911        Jan 15, An explosive bomb was dropped from an airplane during an aviation meet in South San Francisco. The plane was about 400 feet high and the bomb dropped within 10 feet of its target.
    (SSFC, 1/16/11, DB p.42)

1911        Jan 18, Naval aviation was born when pilot Eugene B. Ely flew a Curtis Pusher biplane onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.
    (SFC, 7/2/96, p.a15)(SFC, 5/7/97, p.A15)(AP, 1/18/98)(SFC, 6/5/98, p.A19)

1911        Jan 28, In San Francisco 143 were taken prisoner following a raid on gambling at a poolroom at Fourth and Mission streets run by Brophy & Collins.
    (SSFC, 1/23/11, p.42)

1911        Feb 25, A rare snowstorm hit San Francisco.
    (SSFC, 2/20/11, DB p.46)

1911        Mar 12, In San Francisco a squad of immigration officials captured 6 Chinese slave girls, said to have been purchased for $25,000.
    (SSFC, 3/13/11, DB p.42)

1911        Apr 6, In San Francisco the Police Board examined 9 Mission saloon keepers who were cited for selling liquor to women decoys. Mission District Police Capt. Henry Gleeson faced a possible charge of neglect of duty.
    (SSFC, 4/3/11, DB p.46)

1911        May 4, In San Francisco Police chief Seymour instructed Capt. Thomas Duke of Central Station to notify the proprietors of brothels that $2 per day would be the maximum they would be allowed to charge the 100 prostitutes at 633 Jackson and 719 Commercial Street. Current charges for the women were $5 per day.
    (SSFC, 5/1/11, DB p.46)

1911        May 18, San Francisco received its first shipment of red onions from Stockton and growers received $2.25 per sack for all they could deliver. Italian gardeners earned about $500 an acre from their crop.
    (SSFC, 5/15/11, DB p.46)

1911         May 29, In SF the amusement park known as "The Chutes," located on Fillmore Street, burned down. The fire originated in the Chutes restaurant and destroyed 13 stores in the Chutes building. All the animals in the “Happy Family House” as well as the donkeys and ponies in the Chutes stable were killed. There would not be another amusement park in San Francisco for over 20 years, until Chutes-at-the-Beach opened at Ocean Beach in the mid-1920s, changing its name to Playland-at-the-Beach by 1928 and lasting until 1972. The shoot-the-chutes attraction was torn down in January 1950.
    (AJSF, Vol. 14. No. 2, Winter, 2003)(SSFC, 5/29/11, DB p.46)

1911        Jun 13, Luis W. Alvarez (d.1988), physicist (Nobel-1968), was born in SF, Ca.
    (MC, 6/13/02)(www.britannica.com)

1911        Aug 13, In San Francisco 10 members of the Industrial Workers of the World were arrested during a riot in North Beach. Speakers had been addressing a crowd denouncing all forms of government along with a tirade against the pope.
    (SSFC, 8/14/11, DB p.42)

1911        Aug 28, Ishi (d.1916), a native Yahi Indian, walked out of the forest near Oroville, Ca. He underwent examination at UC medical center in San Francisco and liked to practice "drawing bow" on Parnassus Heights.
    (SFC, 7/14/96, Z1 p.2)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)(SSFC, 2/8/04, p.M1)(SFC, 9/6/14, p.C1)

1911        Sep 15, SF Police Chief D.A. White abolished the “dead line” designed to keep the women of the underworld within the confines of Chinatown. The line was first instituted by Police Chief Biggy had been irregularly enforced.
    (SSFC, 9/11/11, DB p.46)

1911        Oct 10, San Francisco voters defeated an amendment on “Votes for Women” by some 12,000 votes. Charges of corruption and ballot abuse were cited. The amendment passed state-wide.
    (SSFC, 10/10/04, p.E1)(SSFC, 10/9/11, DB p.42)

1911        Oct, SF began to officially celebrate Columbus Day.
    (SFC, 10/8/04, p.F12)

1911        Nov 26, In San Francisco John Edwards, known as “The King of the Opium Ring,” was arrested near his home at 133 Fillmore St. Police secured the biggest haul of morphine, cocaine and opium ever found in the possession of one man.
    (SSFC, 11/27/11, DB p.42)

1911        Dec 8, The 61-member SF Orchestra, later known as the SF Symphony, played its first performance before some 1400 people and featured works by Wagner, Haydn and Tchaikovsky. The performance featured violinist Fritz Kreisler.
    (SFC, 9/5/11, p.A12)

1911        Dec 19, Onetime race-car driver Weldon Cooke piloted the homemade Black Diamond airplane over Mount Tamalpais on a flight from Oakland, Ca., to Marin County.
    (SFC, 12/18/11, p.A1)

1911        In San Francisco a 3-storey mansion was built at 535 Powell St. It was designed by architect C.A. Meusdorffer.
    (SSFC, 1/29/12, p.C3)
1911        In San Francisco the 4,425 square-foot revival manor home at 1392 Seventh Ave. was built. In 2014 it was listed for $2.895 million.
    (SFC, 7/18/14, p.C4)
1911        The Sunol Water Temple near Niles Canyon in Alameda County, Ca., was designed by Willis Polk as a tribute to Vesta and the SF water system. He designed it with 12 circular columns supporting a wood and tile roof.
    (SFC, 12/19/96, p.A21,26)
1911        In SF the Perine Mansion, designed by Conrad Meussdorffer, was built at 535 Powell St. It later became the home of Tessie Wall (d.1922), a SF madam.
    (SFC, 7/2/07, p.E1)
1911        In SF the Old First Presbyterian Church laid the cornerstone for its Byzantine style edifice at Van Ness and Sacramento. The church was later rocked by financial scandal under Rev. John Creighton. In 1999 Stephen Taber authored his book on the 300-member church: "Pioneer Community of Faith."
    (SFC, 5/20/99, p.A19)
1911        In SF the First St. John’s United Methodist Church, designed by George Washington Kramer, was constructed at Larkin and Clay. It went empty in 2005 as the church agreed to sell the land to Pacific Polk Properties to build a 27-unit condominium. It failed to attain status as a city landmark and was slated for demolition in 2009.
    (SFC, 5/27/09, p.B1)
1911        In SF a 2-storey building was constructed in Art Nouveau style at 1660 Haight St. to serve as a vaudeville house. It later became a neighborhood market  and then a clothing bazaar.
    (SSFC, 1/10/10, p.C2)
1911        In the SF Bay Hazel Langenour became the 1st woman to swim the Golden Gate span.
    (SFCM, 1/25/04, p.15)
1911        James "Sunny Jim" Rolph was elected as mayor of SF. He went on to become the governor of the state in 1930. He lived by the motto: "Make no enemies." He claimed to be a descendent of Pocahontas.
    (SFC, 3/16/98, p.A14)(SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4,5)
1911        In San Francisco the Black Cat opened in the basement of the Athens Hotel at 56 Mason St. It was the first café to inhabit the basement and offered cabaret-style entertainment. It shut down in 1921. In the 1930s the space re-opened as the Kit Kat Club.
    (SFC, 11/1/14, p.C1)
1911        Liguria started a focaccia tradition in San Francisco’s North Beach.
    (SSFC, 10/30/11, p.G3)
1911        The Victoria Pastry Co. began making Sicilian specialties in San Francisco’s North Beach.
    (SSFC, 10/30/11, p.G3)
1911        Wild oysters in SF Bay Area were pretty much wiped out by this time. The native Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida, had once blanketed the region from Southern California to Southeastern Alaska. In 2012 a scientific study said the Olympia oyster was functionally extinct.
    (SFC, 7/7/12, p.A10)

1912        Jan 1, The Cross City Race was first run under the sponsorship of the Pacific Athletic Association. Hillard L. Baggerly, sports editor of the SF Bulletin, suggested an annual cross-city race to help advertise for the coming 1912 Expo. Mayor P.H. McCarthy called the start. It was later renamed "Bay to Breakers" in 1964. Bobby Vlught won in 45 min. and 10 sec. He won again in 1913.
    (SFEM, 5/10/98, p.8)(Ind, 5/11/02, 12A)

1912        Feb 4, In San Francisco two horses were killed when a huge truck loaded with 45 tons of copper cable broke free on the steep grade of Steiner Street hill. 50 horses were pulling against the truck with 4 horses guiding when the cable broke.
    (SSFC, 2/5/12, DB p.42)

1912        Feb 11, SF Police Chief White delivered an ultimatum to the Chinese Consul General, Ow Young King, and two secretaries of the Chinese Six companies that they establish peace between the warring tongs or he would blockade white from entering Chinatown.
    (SSFC, 2/12/12, DB p.42)

1912        Mar 16, In San Francisco the Chinese tong war reopened as 4 Ho Sing gunmen opened fire at the 730 Jackson street liquor store of Cham Kok, the president of the Suey Sing tong.
    (SSFC, 3/11/12, DBp.42)

1912        Mar 28, San Francisco women began voting for the first time.
    (SSFC, 3/25/12, DB p.42)

1912        May 13, In San Francisco aviator Roy Francis and artist Phil Rader made a 36 minute flight over the city.
    (SSFC, 5/13/12, p.42)

1912        Jun 24, The San Francisco Board of Supervisors authorized  Library Trustees to erect a library building in the Civic Center using $75,000 tendered for this purpose 11 years earlier by Andrew Carnegie.
    (SSFC, 6/24/12, DB p.42)

1912        Jul 2, In San Francisco Mary’s Help Hospital opened at 145 Guerrero St. It was made possible by a bequest from Catherine Birdsall Johnson (d.1893).
    (Ind, 8/11/01, 5A)

1912        Aug 31, Mayor James Rolph had his first interview with engineer Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934).
    (Ind, 3/11/00, p.5A)

1912        Dec 28, The SF Mayor James Rolph piloted the city-owned Municipal Railway’s first streetcar. The Geary Street Line, from Geary and 39th to Kearney and Market, was the 1st municipally built railway in the US to compete with the private United Railroads. The double-ended streetcar was built by W.L. Holman Car Co. of SF. Service began the next day.
    (www.streetcar.org/mim/streetcars/fleet/antique/1/index.html)(SSFC, 4/15/07, p.B5)(SFC, 4/14/09, p.B1)

1912        Zoeth Eldredge authored “The Beginnings of San Francisco.”
    (SFC, 2/19/11, p.A10)
1912        In San Francisco the Sprechels Mansion was built by sugar tycoon Adolph Sprechels at 2080 Washington St. The 3-storey French classical home was designed by George Applegarth.
    (SSFC, 12/8/13, p.C4)
1912        In SF a 3-storey Edwardian home was built on the corner of Leavenworth and Chestnut by Luke and John Fay. It replaced an earlier structure built by David Fay, whose family owned a soap factory at Chestnut and Mason. A residential garden, designed by Thomas Church was added in 1958. In 1998 SF accepted the property for conversion to park.
    (SFCM, 8/28/05, p.11)
1912        In SF the Colombo Building at 1 Columbus Ave was built.
    (SFC, 3/9/06, p.B1)
1912        The Fillmore Auditorium building was constructed.
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.C9)
1912        In San Francisco the Sharon Building was built by the descendants of William Sharon (1821-1885), a US senator from Nevada, who made his fortune in silver. It was designed by NYC architect George Kelham.
    (SFC, 2/23/10, p.E1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sharon)
1912        The new Gartland Aparments opened at Valencia and 16th with an elevator and steam heat. Arson in 1975 destroyed the building and left 14 dead.
    (SFC, 9/14/02, p.A16)
1912        A movie house was built at 2550 Mission between 21st and 22nd. The property was later bought by City College and was scheduled for demolition in 1999. It was to be replaced by a $30 million Mission District campus.
    (SFC, 6/21/99, p.A13)
1912        Arthur Looff and his partner John Friedle built Looff’s Hippodrome near the ocean and Golden Gate Park to house a carousel built by Looff’s father Charles I.D. Looff in 1906. It underwent restoration in the 1980s.
    (SFC, 12/28/96, p.A24)(SSFC, 7/3/05, p.F6)
1912        In San Francisco the Tadich Grill moved to 545 Clay St. until Wells Fargo took over the space in 1967.
    (SFC, 10/8/97, Z1 p.7)
1912        Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy was appointed the city engineer.
    (SFC, 8/18/99, p.C4)
1912        The Urban Realty Company leveled the Ingleside Race Track and put up the Ingleside Terraces housing development. The old race track became Urbano Drive and a 28-foot-tall stone sundial was built in the old infield in 1913.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A2)(SFCM, 4/14/02, p.6)
1912        In San Francisco St. Ignatius  College changed its name to St. Ignatius Univ.
    (GenIV, Winter 04/05)
1912        In San Francisco the Geary, Park and Ocean cable car lines closed.
    (SFC, 2/8/14, p.C1)

1912-1913    A series of in-town SF suburbs were mapped. These included Ashbury Terrace, Balboa Terrace, Ingleside Terrace, Lincoln Manner, St. Francis Wood and Sea Cliff. Frederick Law Olmstead laid out the central axis up St. Francis Boulevard. Lots in St. Francis Wood sat unsold until the Twin Peaks Tunnel blasted through West Portal in 1917.
    (SFCM, 7/10/05, p.4)

1912-1930    James Rolph Jr. was the Mayor of San Francisco. Under him the first municipal railroad system in the US was built.
    (SFC, 4/14/96, EM, p.22)

1913        Jan, San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened at its 3rd location on a block bordered by Masonic, Hayes, Ashbury and Grove streets.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_High_School_%28San_Francisco%29)(SFC, 5/26/12, p.A9)
1913        Jan, Dr. Milton Francis Clark, medical representative of the king of Greece, successfully installed a new silver-and-diamond heel joint in a small dog.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)

1913        Apr 1, In San Francisco Lee Quon Sing, an aged rag picker, was shot and killed by two members of the Bing Kong tong, a society at war with the Suey Sing tong. Police captured Yee Lick, one of the shooters. Lee Quon Sing was the 8th victim in the war that began three weeks ago over a slave girl.
    (SSFC, 3/31/13, DB p.42)

1913        Apr 19, San Francisco’s Chinatown was put under a partial blockade following the killing of Lem Foon by Bing Kong tong highbinders. The blockade was the 2nd of its kind in as many years.
    (SSFC, 4/14/13, p.46)

1913        Jul 12, The 4-masted schooner J.H. Lunsmann sank on in the San Francisco Bay near Fort Mason following a collision with the steamer Francis H. Leggett. The crew of 12 were rescued.
    (SSFC, 7/14/13, p.47)(http://tinyurl.com/m6ey4u3)

1913        Jul 19,  A Catholic clinic opened at Mary’s Help Hospital. Patients paid according to their ability.
    (Ind, 8/11/01, 5A)

1913        Aug 19, San Francisco’s Orpheum theater headlined W.C. Fields (1880-1946), a comedy juggler, as “the silent humorist.”
    (SSFC, 8/19/12, DB p.42)

1913        Aug 27, In San Francisco a fire at arcade stables on Folsom St. between 5th and 6th killed 95 horses.
    (SSFC, 8/25/13, DB p.58)

1913        Aug, A 2:00 a.m. liquor sales ban went into effect.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)

1913        Sep 16, San Francisco recorded its hottest day ever and nearly 100,000 people made their way to the seashore.
    (SSFC, 9/15/13, DB p.46)

1913        Sep, The cornerstone of the Mission Dolores Church was laid at 16th and Dolores to replace the church destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)

1913        Oct 21, San Francisco Police Chief D.A. White swore in three female officers, the city’s first policewomen.
    (SSFC, 10/20/13, DB p.46)

1913        Oct 25, The cornerstone for the "new" City Hall was laid by Mayor James Rolph. The building was designed by architects Bakewell and Arthur Brown Jr., the designers of Berkeley’s old City Hall. A time capsule was later set behind a granite stone and was discovered by chance in 1996.
    (SFEM,7/28/96, p.38)(SFEM, 1/4/98, p.6)(SFEC, 1/2/00, p.D4)   

1913        Oct, An 18,000 seat Masonic Ave. ballpark for the SF Seals was begun.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)

1913        Nov 26, San Francisco Chief of Police White issued an order prohibiting women from visiting local pavilions during local prizefights.
    (SSFC, 11/24/13, DB p.46)

1913        Dec 2, The US Senate passed the Raker Act which authorized SF rights to dam the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park for water-collection and power-generation facilities.
    (www.sfwater.org/)

1913         Dec 6, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Raker Act into law. It authorized SF rights to dam the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park for water-collection and power-generation facilities.
    (www.sfwater.org/)

1913        Dec 25, In San Francisco the St. Francis of Assisi church on Vallejo Street re-opened following fire damage from 1906.
    (SSFC, 3/25/12, DB p.41)

1913        Dec 27, In San Francisco over 25,000 people gathered at Lotta’s Fountain to celebrate the postponed Christmas Eve festival.
    (SSFC, 12/22/13, DB p.42)

1913        Dec, In San Francisco police officer W.F. Kreuger took a bullet just under his heart as he engaged three armed yeggmen (burglers) at Natoma and Eighth. Kreuger survived and the bullet remained in his body.
    (SSFC, 2/16/14, DB p.42)

1913        In San Francisco a one story blacksmith shop, designed by Welsh & Carey, was built at 90 Natoma.
    (SSFC, 10/26/14, p.D2)
1913        In San Francisco the 2-storey Vesuvio building at 255 Columbus Ave. was built. It was designed by Italo Zanolini. The building was redone in 1918. Vesuvio’s bar opened in 12948.
    (SSFC, 5/19/13, p.C5)
1913        San Francisco’s Commercial High School, which had resurrected on a lot at Grove and Larkin streets, was moved on wheels, to make way for the Civic Auditorium, to the southwest corner of Franklin and Fell streets under the name High School of Commerce.
    (SFC, 4/30/13, p.E4)
1913        The San Francisco Civic Auditorium was constructed. It was damaged by the 1987 earthquake and was shut down for 19 months for repairs.
    (WSJ, 11/16/95, p.A-18)
1913        In San Francisco the Hotel Senate, aka Crescent Manor, opened at 467 Turk Street. It was designed by architect Charles J. Rousseau.
    (SFC, 12/13/10, p.D1)
1913        In San Francisco the 1910 67,000-square-foot building designed by architect Newton Tharp, was moved brick by brick to 170 Fell St. It was used by the SF Unified School District for administration until the 1989 earthquake.
    (SFC, 1/7/98, p.A15)
1913        In San Francisco the 2-storey building at 200 Powell St. was built. It was designed by Salfield and Kohlberg and was remodeled in 1933 and 2008.
    (SSFC, 9/26/10, p.C4)
1913        Notre Dame des Victoires church in San Francisco was built on Bush Street.
    (SFCM, 4/30/06, p.4)(www.noehill.com/sf/landmarks/sf173.asp)
1913        The St. Joseph church was built in San Francisco at Howard and 10th streets. It was forced to close following the 1989 earthquake. The Polaris real estate group bought it around 2009 and planned to restore the structure as office space.
    (SFC, 2/1/12, p.C1)
1913        In San Francisco the 11-storey Flatiron Building, designed by Havens and Toepke, was built at 540 Market St.
    (SSFC, 4/12/09, p.B3)
1913        In San Francisco the 2-storey headquarters of the Commercial fire Dispatch Co. was built at 229 Oak St.
    (SFC, 11/25/09, p.D3)
1913        In San Francisco Charles Baker was convicted for embezzling $220,000 from Crocker National Bank. In 1929 his son Roy Baker confessed to embezzling $72,000 over 3 years from Oakland Bank.
    (SFC, 5/7/04, p.F2)
1913        In San Francisco motorized pumps were installed in the Dutch and Murphy windmills in Golden Gate Park. Their maintenance was neglected and they eventually ceased to operate.
    (SFC, 6/26/02, p.A18)
1913        In San Francisco neighborhood activists burned 30 of the old Carville houses.
    (SFC, 1/14/99, p.D10)

1913-1973    A Charles Looff Carousel entertained generations at Playland at the Beach. The assembly was shipped south and installed in Long Beach in 1983.
    (SFC, 2/20/98, p.A20)

1914        Jan 1, A Pacific coast storm swept away the entire Ocean Beach of San Francisco from the Cliff House to the life saving station.
    (SSFC, 12/29/13, DB p.42)

1914        Jan 4, In San Francisco pilot Lincoln Beachey looped the loop a record seven times in his biplane in an aerial show before a crowd of some 25,000 people. Motion pictures were taken from tethered balloon.
    (SSFC, 1/5/14, p.42)

1914        Jan, In San Francisco new residences were erected west of Fourteenth Ave. and south of Geary St. Westerly winds contunued to cover the new pavement with sand.
    (SSFC, 1/26/14, p.42)

1914        Feb 6, In San Francisco the State Board of Pharmacy burned in Marshall Square, at Hyde and Market, some $25,000 worth of opium pipes and outfits, “hop,” morphine and cocaine.
    (http://foundsf.org/index.php?title=Marshall_Square)(SSFC, 2/2/14, DB p.42)

1914        Feb 7, Steel work was completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, SF.
    (MC, 2/7/02)

1914        Mar 18, SF temperatures hit a record 86 degrees. This March record lasted to March 11, 2005, when SF temperature reached 87.
    (SFC, 3/12/05, p.B5)

1914        Mar, Pianist Henry Cowell (1897-1965) performed his 2nd public concert at the St. Francis Hotel.
    (SFEM, 1/26/97, p.5)

1914        May 15, In San Francisco the new Ewing Field ballpark opened. Cal Ewing, owner of the Pacific Coast league Seals, erected the 18,000 seat Ewing Field on Masonic Ave south of Geary Blvd., now the site of Wallenberg High School. It was used for a half-season by the SF Seals and they fled back to Rec. Park because of the fog.
    (SFEC,12/797, Z1 p.4)(SSFC, 5/11/14, DB p.50)

1914        Jun, In San Francisco the film version of “The Valley of the Moon” a 1913 novel by Jack London (1876-1916), premiered at Grauman’s Imperial Theater, 1077 Market St.
    (SSFC, 6/22/14, DB p.45)

1914        Jul 29, Transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone conversation between New York and San Francisco.
    (AP, 7/29/97)

1914        Sep, Some 100,000 people attended a peace rally in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)

1914        Oct 14, The health Dept. of San Francisco’s reported on the petition of the Jones Daraying Co. that its stable at 847 Harrison, where 35 horses are kept, should be cleaned and whitewashed. The manager maintained that cobwebs helped control flies much better than whitewash.
    (SSFC, 10/12/14, p.42)

1914        Nov 8, In San Francisco Lincoln Beachey thrilled some 100,000 people with aerial flights from exposition grounds and the wrecking of an artificial warship with bombs dropped from 2,000 to 4,000 feet.
    (SSFC, 11/9/14, p.42)

1914        Nov 10, George Gray, San Francisco cement magnate, was shot to death by a quarry worker at 29th and Castro who was owed $17.50 in back wages. Joseph Lococo was acquitted by reason of temporary insantiy. The Gray brothers’ rock quarries had already cut into the east side of Telegraph Hill. Harry Gray lived to 1937.
    (SFC, 11/27/00, p.A18)(SFC, 2/22/14, p.C3)

1914        Nov 25, Joe DiMaggio (d.1999), later baseball star known as the Yankee Clipper, was born.
    (SFC, 6/16/99, p.A18)

1914        Dec 29, In San Francisco the Stockton Street Tunnel opened. It had first been proposed by Dr. Hartland Law in 1910.
    (SSFC, 11/2/14, p.A2)

1914        In San Francisco the Pier 35 ship terminal was built.
    (SFC, 5/3/12, p.C5)
1914        The Eureka Valley Station was built in SF as work began on the Twin Peaks Tunnel.
    (SFC, 2/4/05, p.F9)
1914        In SF a building was constructed at 50 Oak St. for the Young Men’s Institute. It was later remodeled as the home of the SF Conservatory of Music.
    (SFC, 9/20/06, p.B5)
1914        The Hobart building was completed at the Montgomery, Pine and Bush intersection.
    (SSFM, 10/12/02, p.13)
1914        The SF Mint received a roof over the courtyard. Electricity was installed along with an engine room.
    (SSFC, 1/28/03, p.E1)
1914        San Francisco’s new St. Ignatius Church opened at the 5th site of  St. Ignatius College at 650 Parker Ave, on the block bordered by Fulton, Masonic, Stanyon and Turk, the site of the old Masonic Cemetery Association. The faculty residence opened there in 1920, the college in 1927 and the high school in 1929.
    (SFCM, 3/29/02, p.48)(GenIV, Winter 04/05)(SSFC, 10/27/13, p.C2)
1914        St. Patrick’s Church, first erected 1872 on Mission between 3rd and 4th, was rebuilt in Gothic Revival style following the 1906 earthquake.
    (SFEC, 11/1/98, p.C1)
1914        St. Luke’s Hospital opened with 150 beds. it was touted as the West’s most modern health facility.
    (Ind, 10/3/98, p.5A)
1914        In San Francisco Travelers Aid was founded to help women who arrived in the city for the World’s Fair without lasting support. The name was later changed to Compass Family Services and was recognized as the first nonprofit secular homeless-aid agency in the city.
    (SFC, 4/15/14, p.C1)
1914        SF bought 125 streetcars from the Jewett Car Co. in Ohio and put them to work hauling passengers for the Panama Pacific Int’l. Exposition.
    (SFC, 6/10/08, p.B1)
1914        The German ambassador arrived in the US with $150 million to spend on behalf of his country’s war effort. Enterprising San Franciscans made business in shipping deals and supplies. Coal from Mayor James Rolph’s coal company was sold to supply a German cruiser squadron off of South America.
    (SFEC, 10/9/96, E3)

1915        Jan 25, The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated transcontinental telephone service in the United States. Bell placed the first ceremonial cross-continental call from New York to his old colleague Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
    (SFC, 2/3/97, p.D1)(AP, 1/25/98)(HN, 1/25/99)

1915        Feb 15, Albert Samuels, jeweler, installed a 20-foot-tall, 4-sided clock (Samuel’s Clock) in front of his store, The House of Lucky Wedding Rings, near Market and 5th in honor of the opening of the Panama-Pacific Expo. In 1941 [1943] the store was moved across the street to 856 Market next to the Flood Building and the clock followed.
    (SFC, 3/19/98, p.C4)(SFC, 11/18/00, p.A9)

1915        Feb 20, President Wilson opened the Panama-Pacific Expo in San Francisco to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal.  A 20-acre salt marsh was paved over at Crissey Field for the Expo. It was held on what later became the Marina District and 300,000 people attended opening day. Herb Caen claimed to have been conceived in this year during the expo. A 40-ton organ with 7,000 pipes played the "Hallelujah Chorus." It was made by the Austin Organs Co. of Hartford, Conn. After the fair it was moved to the Civic Auditorium and used for 7 decades until the 1989 earthquake damaged it.
    (SFC, 6/14/96, p.A1)(SFC, 10/4/96, p.A22)(SFC, 4/27/98, p.A20)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)

1915        Feb 25, It was San Mateo Day at the Panama-Pacific Expo. The main entrance on Scott Street had 50,000 waiting visitors. Patrons remembered the day as Violet Day.
    (Ind, 9/15/01, 5A)

1915        Mar 14, Lincoln Beachey, air devil, plunged into the shallows of SF Bay and was killed as some 50,000 fans watched his performance during the Panama-Pacific Expo. The battleship USS Oregon recovered the plane and body.
    (Ind, 9/5/98, p.5A)

1915        Aug, A fire in the Presidio killed the wife of Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing and 3 of their 4 children.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)

1915        Dec 28, San Francisco Mayor James Rolph Jr. dedicated the "new" $3.5 million City Hall. The French Renaissance Revival building, was designed by Arthur Brown Jr.
    (www.inetours.com/Pages/SFNbrhds/Civic_Center.html)(SFEM,7/28/96, p.38)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W4)   

1915        The "Pioneer Mother" statue by Charles Gaff in Golden Gate Park was a memento from the Panama Pacific Expo. It initially stood on a 26-foot pedestal and represented the women who arrived after the men of the Gold Rush.
    (SFC, 5/1/98, p.A26)(SFC, 6/12/99, p.A20)
1915        A bronze bust of Ludwig van Beethoven by Henry Baerer was erected in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 6/12/99, p.A20)
1915        The film “A Jitney Elopement” starred Charlie Chaplin. He also directed the film, which was set in San Francisco.
    (SFC, 4/10/09, p.E8)
1915        The song "Hello Frisco" was a musical chart-topper.
    (SFC, 2/3/97, p.D1)

1915        In San Francisco a US Treasury Building was built at 301 Pine St. In 1930 it became the home of the Pacific Stock Exchange.
    (SSFC, 3/16/14, p.C3)
1915        In San Francisco the 2-storey Agriculture Building at 101 Embarcadero was built. It was designed by A.A. Pyle. It began life as a post office so mail ferries could pull right up.
    (SSFC, 1/17/10, p.C2)
1915        The Clift Hotel was built at the corner of Geary and Taylor. In 1999 it sold for $80 million and in 2003 went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
    (SFC, 8/19/03, p.B1)
1915        The new commandant’s house on Pope Street at Fort Winfield Scott in the Presidio was built for $12,200 in the Georgian Revival style.
    (SFC, 4/25/01, WB p.4)
1915        In SF, Ca., philanthropist Phoebe Apperson Hearst led a fund to save the Palace of Fine Arts building, designed by Bernard Maybeck for the Panama Pacific Fair, from demolition. The building later became the Exploratorium. In 1960 Walter Johnson gave $4 million to rebuild the structure. Another restoration project began in 2004.
    (SFC, 5/2/98, p.E1)(SFC, 9/7/07, p.B12)
1915        The Mediterranean-style Agriculture Building on the AF waterfront was completed.
    (SFEC, 2/27/00, p.B3)
1915        The Nourse Civic Auditorium (later named the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium) was completed.
    (SFC, 4/14/96, EM, p.20)
1915        Spring Valley Playground was built at Larkin and Broadway. In 1929 it was renamed the Helen Wills Playground after tennis star Helen Wills.
    (SFC, 7/23/04, p.F1)
1915        A 7 block stretch of Fillmore was set up in a Spanish style "Streets of Sevilla" attraction. Flamenco dancing by Estrellita, a Moorish style patio and cafe, and a bullring with bulls was featured.
    (SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.41)
1915        A new firehouse was built for the Expo. After the event it was placed on a barge and towed to the foot of Harrison St. as the home for Engine 35 and the base for the city’s 2 fireboats.
    (SFC, 6/19/97, p.A15,19)
1915        The First Congregational Church of SF at Post and Mason was dedicated following damages in the 1906 quake.
    (SFC, 7/24/99, p.A17)
1915        Edward Joseph Hanna succeeded Archbishop Riordan as Archbishop of SF and served until 1935. Hanna was the city's 3rd Catholic archbishop.
    (SSFC, 7/27/03, p.A22)
1915        The Cross City Race was begun as a social event in connection with the Panama-Pacific Expo.
    (SFEM, 5/11/97, p.6)
1915        Frank Vincent Dumond of New York was commissioned to paint 2 large narrative works of "Pioneers" for the Exhibition. The paintings were later installed into the Main Library.
    (SFC, 2/25/97, p.E1)
1915        Mr. Cahill founded Cahill Construction. The company’s work later included St. Mary’s Cathedral, the SF Hilton and the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A21)
1915        The Daly City Lagomarsino family employed dozens of women to pick violets and fashion them into bouquets and boutonnieres for the World’s Fair in SF.
    (GTP, 1973, p.118)
1915        The Spediacci family started Speedy’s New Union Grocery at Union and Montgomery.
    (SFC, 11/27/00, p.A18)
1915        Dr. Boxton was restored as dean of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
    (SFC, 9/9/96, p.E8)
1915        Alexander Bell placed the first ceremonial cross-continental call from New York to his old colleague Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
    (SFC, 2/3/97, p.D1)

1915-1929    San Francisco constructed th 4,600 foot-long O’Shaughnessy Seawall at the north end of Ocean Beach to protect the Great Highway and make a boardwalk amusement tourist area. Economic conditions halted the project.
    (http://nsgl.gso.uri.edu/scu/scuw97003/scuw97003chap9.pdf)

1916        Feb 12, Joseph L. Alioto, future mayor of SF, was born in North Beach at 572 Filbert St.
    (SFC, 1/30/98, p.A10)

1916        Apr 15, The cornerstone for the new Civic Center library was laid. The $1,650,000 building was designed by George W. Kellham.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1916        Jul 10, A Citizen’s Law and Order Committee was formed by 1,000 leading Bay Area industrialists in response to a longshoreman’s strike to "enforce the right of employers to hire union or non."
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1916        Jul 22, In San Francisco some 50,000 people marched in a Preparedness Day parade sponsored by business leaders and opposed by labor. A bomb went off on Market St. at Steuart during the parade. 10 people were killed including Arthur Nelson. The bomb was set by a professed anarchist. Labor leader Tom Mooney was convicted, but it turned out that the evidence was fabricated. In 1918 Mooney’s death sentence was commuted to life in prison by Gov. William Stephens. In 1930 Gov. Clement Young denied a pardon for Mooney. Labor activist Warren K. Billings was also convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Mooney was pardoned in 1939 by Democratic Governor Culbert Olson. Billings served 22 years in prison before being pardoned by Gov. Olson.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mooney)(AP, 7/22/97)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)(SFC, 9/22/01, p.A3)(OAH, 2/05, p.A10)(SFC, 7/8/05, p.F6)(SSFC, 4/27/08, DB p.58)(SSFC, 12/18/11, DB p.42)(SFC, 5/17/14, p.C3)

1916        Sep 22, Warren Billings, one of 5 people charged in the July 22 San Francisco Preparedness Day bombing, was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1916        Dec 14, SF bakers asked the Board of Supervisors to authorize a smaller loaf. The said the current 12-ounce, 6-cent loaf was deemed too expensive by consumers.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1916        A bronze bust of Miguel de Cervantes surrounded by Don Quixote and Sancho Panza was erected in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 6/12/99, p.A20)
1916        Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Spreckels presented an Alexis Rudler bronze cast of Rodin’s "The Thinker," to SF.
    (FAMSF, 2/98)

1916        In San Francisco a 9-storey building at 150 Otis St. was built to serve as the city’s first juvenile hall and detention center. In 2010 plans were underway to convert it to permanent living space for homeless veterans.
    (SFC, 4/23/10, p.C2)
1916        In San Francisco a set of 4 linked homes on Russian Hill, designed by Willis Polk, were built at 1-7 Russian Hill Place.
    (SSFC, 9/27/09, p.C2)
1916        In San Francisco a two storey structure was built at 611 Sutter St. In 1986 4 stories were added on top.
    (SSFC, 9/29/13, p.C5)
1916        The California Academy of Sciences moved to a new building in Goldengate Park.
    (SFC, 10/21/04, p.A15)

1916        Jelly Roll Morton opened the Jupiter on Columbus Ave.
    (SFEC, 4/12/98, p.D7)

1916        An 8-foot addition was made to the 24-foot fountain bestowed to SF by Charlotte Mignon (Lotta) Crabtree in1875.
    (SFC, 4/10/98, p.A1)

1916        Harry B. Allen began developing the Sea Cliff tract. Final stages were reached in 1928.
    (SFC, 8/29/03, p.E3)

1916         In San Francisco the New Mission theater on Mission Street was built by the Reid Brothers architects. In 1932 it was remodeled by architect Timothy Pfleuger. It was shuttered in 1993. In 2003 it was purchased by developer Gus Murad from City College for $4.5 million. In 2012 Murad proposed to renovate it as a 5-screen movie house.
    (SFC, 1/10/13, p.D1)
1916        The Royal Theater on Polk St. opened as a nickelodeon.
    (SFC, 2/24/98, p.B5)

1916        Over 450 acres in Colma were devoted to raising violets. 100 dozen bunches were taken to SF daily.
    (GTP, 1973, p.59)

1917        Jan 1, It was reported that police had seized the files of the anarchist paper "The Blast" after a struggle with editor Eleanor Fitzgerald at the paper’s Dolores Street offices.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1917        Feb 15, The Main Branch of the SF Public Library at the Civic center was dedicated. It was designed by George Kelham in the Beaux-Arts Classical style at a cost of $1.1 million.  The interior was adorned with murals by Frank Vincent De Mond and by Gottardo Piazzoni in 1932.
    (440 Int’l., 2/15/99)(SFC, 11/28/96, p.C6)(SFC,12/10/97, p.E1)(WSJ, 1/19/98, p.A20)(SFEC, 1/23/00, DB p.29)

1917        Feb 24, Thomas Mooney was sentenced by Judge Franklin Griffin to death by hanging for the 1916 Preparedness Day bombing.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1917        Apr, Opening Day of the Bay began as a celebration to mark the start of the boating season.
    (SFC, 4/27/98, p.A1)

1917        Jul 7, A federal Grand Jury indicted 147 people including multimillionaire Leopold Michels and many San Franciscans in the case of "Germany’s gigantic conspiracy against American neutrality." The "neutrality plot" involved an alleged attempt to foment revolution in India against British rule and a conspiracy to ship supplies from SF to German ships in the Pacific.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1917        Jul 17, In San Francisco the Twin Peaks Tunnel was dedicated by Mayor James Rolph. It blasted through to West Portal and opened in 1918.
    (SFCM, 7/10/05, p.4)(SSFC, 11/2/14, p.A2)

1917        Aug 11, Some 1,300 United Railroads employees went on strike and crippled the city’s transit system.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1917        Aug 26, The president of the police commission said that United Railroads can not mount gunmen on its trolleys.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1917        Sep 17, Some 20,000 iron workers went on strike in SF, Oakland and Alameda in the biggest strike ever on the Pacific Coast. Marines were sent to guard the Union Iron Works and 32 men were arrested in street demonstrations.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1917        Oct, The 68-mile standard gauge Hetch Hetchy Railroad for hauling concrete for the Hetch Hetchy Dam was completed. Mayor Rolph became president and Michael O’Shaughnessy vice-president and general manager.
    (Ind, 3/11/00, p.5A)

1917        Dec 11, Aviator Katherine Stinson landed at the Presidio and established a new endurance record by flying from San Diego.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1917        The Fourth Street drawbridge, a bascule bridge with a 700-ton concrete counterweight, was built. It was named for Peter R. Maloney, a police inspector who founded the South of Market Boys charity group. In 2003 it closed for a $17 million overhaul.
    (SFC, 3/27/03, p.A3)
1917        In San Francisco the Santa Fe Building at 605 Market St. was built. It was designed by architects Wood and Simpson.
    (SSFC, 5/13/12, p.C2)
1917        Willis Polk (1867-1924) designed San Francisco’s 7-storey Hallidie Building. It was completed at 130 Sutter St. in 1918 and was the first building in America to feature glass curtain walls.
    (SFEM, 8/8/99, p.42)(SFC, 11/30/10, p.C1)(SFC, 4/27/13, p.A1)
1917        The 800-seat Strand Theatre opened on Market Street. It closed in 2006. In 2012 the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) bought the vacant building.
    (SFC, 2/29/12, p.A1)
1917        A Neclassic church was built at 651 Dolores in SF. In 2008 the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, planned to replace the building due to lack of funds for earthquake reinforcement.
    (SFC, 10/16/08, p.B5)
1917        The SF Conservatory of Music was founded by Ada Clement and Lillian Hodghead. It was initially called the Ada Clement Piano School and located on Sacramento St. In 1956 it moved into a former infant shelter at 19th Ave. at Ortega. In 2006 it moved into a new $80 facility in the Civic Center.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W14)(SFC, 4/27/06, p.E1)
1917        The red lights of the Barbary Coast went out. Louis Sidney "Sid" LeProtti was the pianist who led the So Different Jazz Band at Purcell’s, one of the most famous Negro dance halls in the country at 520 Pacific St. of the San Francisco Barbary Coast district. A 1982 book by Tom Stoddard: "Jazz on the Barbary Coast" covers the era.
    (SFC, 4/14/96, p.C-15)(SFEC, 4/12/98, p.D7)
c1917    St. Paul’s elementary school in Noe Valley was constructed.
    (SFC,11/12/97, p.A17)
1917        The San Francisco Board of Supervisors changed the Richmond District name to Park-Presidio District, over concerns of confusion with the city of Richmond in the East Bay. Australian George Turner Marsh, one of the district’s earliest residents, called his home the Richmond House in honor of his old Melbourne suburb. In 2009 legislation was introduced to change the name back to Richmond.
    (SFC, 1/28/09, p.B1)
1917        John McLaren at 70 managed to convince the Board of Supervisors to write legislation to allow him to remain as Superintendent of Parks for as long as he lived.
    (SFC, 7/29/97, p.A8)
1917        The SF Muni began offering motor bus transit service.
    (SFC, 10/6/99, p.A4)
1917        Columbus Salame was founded in San Francisco. In 1967 its Salami making operation was moved to South San Francisco.
    (SFC, 7/24/09, p.D2)
1917        In San Francisco the flower market on Bush St. closed and moved to 5th and Howard. It later moved again to 6th and Brannan.
    (GTP, 1973, p.59)
1917        Maj. Gen. Frederick Funston (b.1865), a hero of the SF 1906 earthquake, died.
    (SFC, 3/8/01, p.A22)
1917        Abigail Eastman Meagher Parrot, the widow of SF millionaire banker and merchant John Parrot, died.
    (Ind, 11/24/01, 5A)
1917        Ignatz Steinhart, SF civic benefactor, died. He willed $250,000 for a public aquarium that opened as the Steinhart Aquarium in 1926.
    (SFC, 6/22/00, p.A18)

1918        Feb 3, The $4.25 million, 12,000 foot Twin Peaks tunnel for the SF Muni Railway opened with Mayor James Rolph at the helm of the first streetcar to go through to West Portal. Access to the west of the mountain spawned the 1st residential parks including West Portal Park, St. Francis Wood, Balboa Terrace, and Forest Hill.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4)(SFCM, 3/3/02, p.40)(SFC, 2/4/09, p.B7)

1918        Mar 2, Hubert Bancroft (b.1832) San Francisco-based historian and ethnologist, died in SF. His work included compiling and editing a 39-volume chronicle that traced the saga of the Pacific Coast from the Spanish conquistadors to the Gold Rush. The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley was named in his honor after UC purchased his book collection in 1905. In 2014 his great-great granddaughter reduced and published his 800-page autobiography as a 225-page book.
    (SFC, 5/27/14, p.E1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Howe_Bancroft)

1918        Jun, Bethlehem Steel director Charles Schwab was featured on the cover of the 1st issue of the Bethlehem Star, an employee newsletter.
    (SSFC, 7/3/05, p.F2)

1918        Jul 4, A record 17 war vessels were launched the Bay Area. The steamer "Defiance" was sponsored by Mrs. Charles Schwab.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1918        Aug 27, It was reported that German master spy Edward Michael Zacho was captured in SF.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1918        Oct-Nov, Some 2,021 people in SF died of the flu. San Franciscans wore protective face masks during the [Spanish] flu epidemic of this year. Researchers in 1997 attempted to isolate the virus from victims buried in the Arctic and Alaska.
    (SFC, 12/24/96, p.E3)(NPR, 9/29/97)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1918        Nov 22, J.B. Densmore of the federal Dept. of Labor issued a report that charged that Thomas Mooney and Warren Billings were convicted of murder upon false testimony. He also charged widespread corruption of SF authorities trying to discredit the labor movement.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W5)

1918        Dec 31, The clock on the Ferry Building was equipped with a new siren, designed by Harry C. Heath, that sounded at 8 a.m., noon and 4:30 p.m. to keep the dock-workers on schedule. The siren stopped working in 1972. Some parts were salvaged in 2001 during renovations.
    (SFC, 4/28/98, p.E8)(SFC, 11/23/01, p.A22)

1918        The Neoclassical Pier 29 bulkhead was completed.
    (SFEC, 2/27/00, p.B3)
1918        In San Francisco the Forest Hill Station provided a subway connection from the Forest Hill neighborhood to downtown SF.
    (SSFC, 2/27/11, p.C2)

1918        The Save-the-Redwoods League was founded.
    (SFC, 10/18/96, B1)

1918        St. Francis Fountain, a candy maker on 24th St., was founded.
    (SFC, 10/8/97, Z1 p.4)

1918-1942    James McSheehy served on the Board of Supervisors. He was known for his colorful remarks e.g. in regard to a new building proposal he said it "had all the earmarks of an eyesore," and after he learned that Hetch Hetchy also had hydroelectric plants he said: "Do you mean to tell me that the people of San Francisco are drinking water after the electricity has been taken out of it?"
    (SFC, 2/22/96, p.A21)

1919        Dec 8-31, The first round trip transcontinental flight was made from NYC to SF and back. The plane landed at the Army's Crissy Field.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4)(Ind, 7/13/99, p.11A)

1919        Victor Hirtzler, chef at the St. Francis Hotel, published his 443-page cookbook.
    (SFC, 2/19/96, zz-1 p.2)

1919        The Memorial Museum moved to a new Golden Gate Park, Spanish-style building designed by Louis C. Mulgardt. It was later renamed the M.H. de Young Museum.
    (SFC, 10/3/97, p.A22)(SFC, 10/21/04, p.A15)

1919        The Georgian-Revival house at 2930 Vallejo St. at Baker was built.
    (SFC, 4/29/98, Z1 p.1)

1919        St. Francis Cathedral in North Beach was completed and rededicated. It had been reduced to ruins by the 1906 earthquake.
    (SFC, 2/23/98, p.A18)(SFC, 10/4/99, p.A21)

1919        SF accepted the deed to the Forest Hill subsection, but residents continued to maintain the streets until 1977.
    (SFC, 12/20/02, p.E5)

1919        In San Francisco the Tosca Café opened on Columbus Avenue in North Beach.
    (SFC, 11/19/09, p.A1)

1919        The Albion Brewery shut down with the advent of Prohibition.
    (SFC, 10/17/98, p.A19)

1919        Phoebe Apperson Hearst (77), wife of Senator George Hearst and mother of William Randolph Hearst, died in the influenza epidemic. She had donated an estimated $25 million to UC Berkeley, hospitals, schools, senior centers, art galleries and other institutions. She was buried at Cypress Lawn in Colma.
    (SFEM, 10/24/99, p.20)(CHA, 1/2001)

1920        Jun 28, The Democrats opened their convention, the first in the West, in San Francisco. James Cox of Ohio was elected presidential candidate on the 44th ballot on July 6.
    (WSJ, 1/29/98, p.A19)(SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4)(AH, 10/04, p.56)

1920        Jul 6, The Democrats ended their convention in San Francisco with the selection James Cox of Ohio and running mate Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Cox and FDR were committed internationalists and lost the elections due to the isolationism of the times.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4)(AH, 10/04, p.56)

1920        Jul 22, Milton Marks (d.1998), later state Senator, was born in SF.
    (SFC, 12/5/98, p.A15)

1920        Sep 8, New York-to-San Francisco air mail service was inaugurated. US postal planes began flying across the country, but these flights took place only in daylight because pilots relied on visual landmarks to navigate.
    (www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Government_Role/1918-1924/POL3.htm)(AP, 9/8/00)

1920        Dec 20, SF leaders celebrated the opening of the New Mandarin Cabaret at Grant Ave. and Bush St.
    (SFC, 12/19/03, p.E2)
1920        Dec 20, Four SF Bay ferry lines that carried automobiles merged to improve service.
    (SFC, 12/19/03, p.E3)

1920        Dec 22, Bootleggers said their was plenty of liquor available for San Franciscans.
    (SFC, 12/19/03, p.E2)

1920        Dec, The SF police commission revoked permits for all boxing bouts after George Boyd and other members of a Howard Street gang, linked to boxing, were arrested for killing police detectives Miles Jackson, Lester Dorman and Sonoma Ct. Sheriff James A. Petray. A mob of 2,000 attempted to lynch the gang members at the Santa Rosa jail.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)

1920        The horror film “The Penalty” starred Lon Chaney and was shot on the Barbary Coast of San Francisco.
    (SFC, 4/10/09, p.E8)

1920        The Mission Armory was built atop Mission Creek so that horses could be watered within its walls. The creek is a fork of the Arroyo de los Dolores. The waters originally emptied into Mission Bay, where KQED was later housed near Division and DeHaro streets.
    (SFEC, 2/15/98, p.A12)

1920        The last run of the SF-Santa Cruz Ocean Shore Railroad was made.
    (GTP, 1973, p.74)

1920        Attilio and Natalina Mechetti, immigrants from Lucca, Italy, opened a candy store in North Beach that became known as the Gold Spike. It opened officially as a restaurant and bar after prohibition was lifted. Their grandson Paul Mechetti closed it down in 2006 following a dispute with the landlord over repairs.
    (SFC, 2/4/98, Z1 p.8)(SFC, 2/21/06, p.B2)

1920        Los Angeles surpassed SF in population 576,673 to 506,676.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4)

1920s        An oyster blight devastated the oysters in the SF Bay.
    (Hem., 1/97, p.92)

1920s        SF founded the company town of Moccasin at Moccasin Creek when it bought land for a reservoir, powerhouse and tunnel to take the Tuolemne River water from Hetch Hetchy to SF.
    (SFEC, 9/14/97, Z1 p.4)

1920s         M.M. O’Shaughnessy oversaw the water projects of SF under Mayor Rolph.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.5)

1920s-1930s    Geneva Lake was drained after some kids drowned in it. It became the football field for Balboa High School (1928).
    (SFCM, 7/7/02, p.23)

1921        Jan 1, The Cal Bears beat Ohio State 28-0.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)

1921        Feb 22, An air mail plane left San Francisco at 4:30 a.m., landing at New York (Hazelhurst Field, L. I., N. Y.) at 4:50 p.m. on February 23.
    (www.airmailpioneers.org/history/Sagahistory.htm)

1921        Aug, Rev. Patrick Heslin of Holy Angels Church in Colma was kidnapped. William A. Hightower (41) was later convicted of Heslin’s murder and served 44 years in prison. He was paroled in 1965 at age 86.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, p.W20)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)

1921        Sep 5, Actress Virginia Rappe died in suite rooms (1219-1221) rented by film comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle at the St. Francis Hotel in SF. Arbuckle was charged with her murder. In 1922 he was acquitted of a reduced charge of manslaughter, but his career was over. In 2004 Jerry Stahl authored the imaginary memoir “I, Fatty.” Evidence suggested that Rappe had died due to a botched abortion.
    (SFC, 8/4/04, p.E4)(AH, 2/05, p.46)

1921        Nov 18, The trial of film actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle opened in San Francisco. [see Sep 5]
    (AH, 2/05, p.46)

1921        In San Francisco the Palace Garage was built at 125 Stevenson, an alley across from the Palace Hotel. It was designed by the O’Brien Brothers.
    (SSFC, 2/21/10, p.C4)
1921        In San Francisco a row of houses was built in the Presidio for pilots with families stationed at Crissy Army Air Field. In 2005 a $3 million project renovated 13 of the houses to be rented at current market prices, estimated at $3-4 thousand.
    (SFC, 6/17/05, p.F1)
1921        In San Francisco a tower was added to the de Young building in Golden Gate Park.
    (SSFC, 12/24/00, DB p.8)
1921        In SF Irene Bell Ruggles, president of the California Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, opened the Madame C.J. Walker Home for Girls at 2066 Pine Street. It was named after the cosmetics entrepreneur who became the first female African American millionaire.
    (SFC, 2/16/09, p.B2)
1921        In San Francisco the Alexander building went up at the Montgomery, Pine and Bush intersection.
    (SSFM, 10/12/02, p.13)
1921        In San Francisco the Forest Hill station of the Municipal Railway was constructed opposite Laguna Honda.
    (SFC, 1/19/99, p.A11)
1921        In San Francisco the Daughters of Charity opened St. Elizabeth’s Infant Hospital for unwed mothers.
    (SFC, 9/15/98, p.A9)
1921        In San Francisco the Community Music Center on Capp St. was founded with backing by the Fleishhackers, Lilienthals and other wealthy families. Its Victorian home date back to the 1880s.
    (SFC, 1/18/96, p.A14)
1921        In San Francisco a trust was created to finance the building of the War Memorial Veteran’s Building and the Opera House. The American Legion and the SFMOMA were original beneficiaries of the trust.
    (SFC, 6/4/98, p.A19)
1921        The SF Convention and Tourist League was renamed the SF Convention and Tourist Bureau.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W43)
1921        Margaret Mary Morgan was elected as the 1st SF woman supervisor.
    (SFC, 11/7/03, p.E3)
1921        In San Francisco the Market Street Railway Co. was created.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, WBb p.7)
1921        In San Francisco Purcell’s Jazz Club at 520 Pacific St. closed down.
    (SFEC, 4/12/98, p.D7)

1922        Feb 3, A jury deadlocked 10-2 in favor of conviction in the 2nd murder trial of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)

1922        Apr 12, A San Francisco jury acquitted actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in his 3rd murder trial following 2 hung juries.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)(AH, 2/05, p.47)

1922        Apr 18, The office of Will Hays, head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), announced that Roscoe Arbuckle was banned from working in motion pictures, effective immediately.
    (AH, 2/05, p.47)

1922        Jun 23, The new Castro Theatre in Eureka Valley opened with the film "Across the Continent." It was designed by Timothy L. Pflueger who also created Oakland’s Paramount Theatre and the Pacific Stock Exchange. It cost $300,000 to build.
    (SFC, 6/18/97, p.E1,3)

1922        Jun 25, The SF Chronicle’s sports pages became the Sporting Green with the sports section printed in green.
    (SSFC, 6/7/09, p.W2)

1922        Aug, Templeton Crocker led a movement to "organize anew" the California Historical Society. The society began publishing a magazine that has continued ever since.
    (SFEC, 8/31/97, DB p.9)(SFEC,10/26/97, DB p.55)

1922        Sep 11, In SF the new Curran Theater opened next door to the Columbia Theater. Homer Curfan (d.1952) lost his old lease and built the new theater with the Wobber Brothers.
    (SFC, 7/12/02, p.E9)(SFC, 9/15/06, p.E2)

1922        Horace Clifton co-founder of the SF Opera attracted Gaetano Merola as its 1st conductor.
    (SFC, 5/27/05, p.B6)

1922        In San Francisco the Greek Revival home at 439 Roosevelt Way was built. It was designed by architect John C. Hladick and was at one time own ed by silent movie star Norma Talmadge (1894-1957).
    (SSFC, 11/3/13, p.C2)
1922        In San Francisco the 7-storey headquarters of the Spring Valley Water Co. was built its  at 425 Mason St. It was designed by Willis Polk.
    (SSFC, 8/24/14, p.C2)
1922        San Francisco’s Warfield Theater was built on Market St.
    (SFC, 5/11/05, p.C1)
1922        The Fitzhugh Building was built on Union Square. The federally recognized landmark was demolished in 1979 for a new Saks Fifth Ave., 5-storey, department store.
    (SFC, 2/27/04, p.E6)
1922        The Golden Gate Theater was built for vaudeville but became mostly used for cinema. It closed in 1975.
    (SFC, 12/28/01, WB p.G7)
1922        Parkside Elementary School, demolished in 2004, was built at 25th Ave. and Vicente.
    (SFC, 6/17/04, p.B4)
1922        An architectural committee was formed to shape the new Civic Center. Its members included Bernard Maybeck, Willis Polk, Arthur Brown Jr. and G. Albert Lansburgh.
    (SFEM, 8/31/97, p.7)
1922        Julius Roz, an Italian immigrant, opened his Telegraph Hill turreted restaurant, Julius’ Castle, at 1541 Montgomery. It was designed by Louis Mastropasqua. In 1980 the SF Planning commission bestowed landmark status on the structure.
    (SFC, 3/28/01, p.5)(SFC, 5/13/05, p.F2)
1922        SF held 13 State Assembly seats.
    (SFEM, 11/17/96, p.12)
1922        60 acres of land was purchased for the future SF Zoo.
    (SFC, 7/30/04, p.E15)
1922        Dr. Morris Herzstein donated the Golden Gate Park monument of John J. Pershing, General of the Armies, America’s greatest WW I hero. The doctor was thoughtful enough to include a maintenance endowment.
    (SFC, 12/30/96, p.A13)
1922        The Commodore Sloat Elementary School was founded.
    (SFC, 4/28/97, p.A209)
1922        The Castro Theater opened on Castro St.
    (SFEC, 5/4/97, DB p.27)
c1922        Sam’s Grill opened in downtown SF.
    (SFC,10/22/97, p.A17)
1922        San Francisco’s last Tong murder took place. In 1962 Richard Dillon authored “Hatchet Men,” an account of the SF Tong wars.
    (SFC, 7/13/13, p.C2)
1922        Looff and Friedle added the Big Dipper roller coaster and the Chutes-at-the-Beach water ride to their Hippodrome operations.
    (SSFC, 7/3/05, p.F6)
1922        Henry Doelger sold his hot dog stand at the corner of 7th Ave. and Lincoln Way, and joined his brother Frank in the real estate business.
    (GTP, 1973, p.108)
1922        The Mission High School on 18th St. burned down. A new West Wing was completed in 1927 and the Main Building in 1927.
    (SFCM, 8/15/04, p.12)
1922        The oil tanker Lyman A. Stuart sank near Mile Rocks off the coast of San Francisco.
    (G, Winter 96/97, p.3)(SFC, 6/29/13, p.C2)

1922-1941    The Eureka ferry plowed the Bay and was the largest passenger ferry of its time carrying 2,300 people and 120 cars. It was later docked at Hyde Pier.
    (SFEC, 7/12/98, DB p.31)

1923        Jan, The main Galileo High School building opened at Van Ness and Francisco. Students had gathered in WW I Red Cross shacks for 2 years waiting for the new building.
    (SFCM, 8/15/04, p.14)

1923        Apr, The first sunrise Easter service on Mt. Davidson was held.
    (SFC, 4/24/98, p.A17)

1923        Jun 23, Air mail service between SF and NYC was boosted with 50 new Douglas airplanes.
    (SFC, 6/22/01, WBb p.8)

1923        Jul 5, Edward Robeson Taylor (b.1838), former mayor of San Francisco (1907-1910), died. Taylor, a doctor and lawyer, had also served as dean of Hastings College of the Law and was a founder of the Book Club of California as well as a published poet.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Robeson_Taylor)

1923        Aug 2, Following a return trip form Alaska the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding (57), died in San Francisco at the Palace Hotel of a "stroke of apoplexy." Not considered to have been a particularly intelligent man, Harding owed his rise to political power to the driving ambition of his wife, Florence Kling Harding. As president, the Ohio native was troubled by scandals caused by his weakness for pretty women and a tendency to place unscrupulous friends—called "The Ohio Gang"—in positions of power. Graft, corruption and other scandals that led to the suicides of two high Federal officials had begun to taint the Harding Administration when the president suddenly died of a heart attack, just before the Teapot Dome Scandal broke, the largest scandal of his administration. In 1998 Carl Sferrazza Anthony published "Florence Harding: The First Lady, The Jazz Age and the Death of America’s Most Scandalous President." Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president upon the death of Warren G. Harding.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1923)(AP, 8/2/97)(SFEC, 3/1/98, p.W27)(SFC, 8/1/98, p.A15,19)(HN, 8/2/98)(HN, 8/2/98)(HNQ, 12/7/98)

1923        Sep 26, The SF Opera Company performed its first work, "La Boheme," at the Civic Auditorium.
    (SFC, 5/26/96, SFEM p.17)(SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)

1923        Sep 29, Thousands jostled their way through the new Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)

1923        Sep, SF police raided at 5 St. Louis Alley in Chinatown and captured Ah Kung along with 3 slave girls valued at $3,500 each.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, DB p.46)

1923        The Fitzhugh building was built on the corner of Geary and Powell at Union Square. The site later was taken by Saks Fifth Ave.
    (SSFC, 7/21/02, p.F2)
1923        The Standard Oil Building at 225 Bush was constructed in Italian Renaissance style. It was expanded in 1949 and was sold in 1994 to Pacific Resources Development Inc. In 1999 it became the NBC Internet Building leased by Xoom.com from Ocwen Asset Investment Corp.
    (SFC, 9/9/99, p.B2)(SFC, 9/6/01, p.A11)
1923        The palazzo-style Shriners Hospital for Children was opened in the Sunset as a combined meeting hall and care facility for disabled children. The 5-acre site on 19th Ave. had an annex attached in 1969. In 1997 it planned to leave for new quarters in Sacramento. Developers planned to demolish it for 152 housing units. [1st source said 1924]
    (SFC, 2/6/97, p.A17)(SFC, 5/20/97, p.A12)(SFC, 1/9/98, p.A18)
1923        John W. Stacey founded Stacey’s Bookstore in the Flood Building at Market and Powell. In the 1950s the store moved to 851 Market St. On Jan 6, 2009, the store announced it would close in March, 2009, due to competition and economic conditions.
    (SFC, 1/7/09, p.B1)
1923        In San Francisco the Union Espanola, a Spanish cultural center, was founded as a non-profit corporation. For decades it was located on Broadway, but in 1985 moved to Alemany Boulevard.
    (SSFC, 8/5/12, p.G3)
1923        The O’Shaughnessy Dam on the Tuolumne River was completed. The first Hetch Hetchy water began flowing to the Bay Area in 1934.
    (Ind, 3/11/00, p.5A)(SFC, 9/15/02, p.A20)

1924        Jan 27, The American Rugby Olympic team played its 1st game at Ewing Field on Masonic Ave. The team went on to Paris to win a gold medal.
    (Ind, 2/16/02, 6A)

1924        Mar 12, Yehudi Menuhin (7) made his first professional doing Beriot's "Scene de Ballet" at the a SF Symphony young people's concert.
    (SFC, 3/13/99, p.A9)

1924        Mar 30, In SF Sts. Peter and Paul Church was dedicated in North Beach on Washington Square. The original 1884 church, at the corner of Grant and Filbert, was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.
    (SSFC, 5/17/09, DB p.50)(SFC, 11/22/14, p.C1)

1924        Apr 23, The 825 seat Metropolitan Theater opened on Union St. It was refurbished in 1998 for $2 million.
    (SFEC, 6/14/98, DB p.37)(SFC, 1/29/00, p.E1)

1924        Jun 23, Lt. Russell Maugham flew from New York to San Francisco in his 3rd attempt at a dawn to dusk traverse of the continent.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)

1924        Jul 2, The 1st day of transcontinental airmail service brought news to SF mailed from New York after 34 hours and 45 minutes.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W7)

1924        Jul 5, The SF Playground Commission opened the 328-acre family recreation center called Camp Mather in Yosemite. It had 35 old bunkhouses from its days as a sawmill operation.
    (SFEC, 7/4/99, Z1p.5)

1924        Sep 10, Willis Polk (b.1867), San Francisco architect, died. He had designed the Filoli estate on the Peninsula and the glass-fronted Hallidie Building on Sutter St.
    (SFC, 12/19/96, p.A21)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Polk)

1924        Oct, The SF Chronicle moved to its new building at Fifth and Mission. This replaced the 1890 de Young building at Kearny and Market. The Chronicle building included a clock tower with Simplex clock, that operated without failure until 2010.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A8)(SFC, 1/17/09, p.E1)(SSFC, 4/25/10, p.A2)

1924        Nov 11, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, dedicated on Armistice Day, opened in Lincoln Park. It was constructed to resemble the Hotel de Salm in Paris. The Parisian Hotel was used by Napoleon as headquarters for his Legion d'Honneur. After the 1987 earthquake it was closed for renovation. It opened in 1995 after three years work and $37 mil. It was originally given to the City by Alma Spreckels, the wife of a local sugar baron, as a World War I  memorial. She stocked it with her personal collection of more than 70 Rodin sculptures.
    (WSJ, 11/16/95, p.A-18)(SFEM, 11/7/99, p.4)

1919        Dec 24, Luisa Tetrazzini sang for 100,000 people in front of Lotta's Fountain on Christmas Eve. Some signal this as the culminating of San Francisco's reconstruction. It was an unusually comfortable winter evenings and the message to the world reinforced the image of wonderful weather in San Francisco, even in winter.
    (SFC, 12/25, 1910)

1924        The film "Greed" starred Gibson Gowland and Zasu Pitts. It was made by Erich von Stroheim in San Francisco based on the novel "McTeague" by Frank Norris about a Polk Street dentist. The original 8-hour film was cut down to 140 minutes.
    (SFC, 7/8/98, p.D1)(SFEC, 2/7/99, DB p.61)(SFC, 2/24/00, p.A20)(SFC, 4/10/09, p.E8)

1924        In SF the Chinese Hospital was built in Chinatown at 835 Jackson. An addition was added next door in 1979. Expansion plans in 2012 called for the original building to be torn down and replaced by a new, $160 million, 7-storey facility.
    (SFC, 5/10/12, p.C1)
1924        In SF the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks built a 15-storey, Gothic style lodge at 450 Post St.
    (SSFC, 7/28/13, p.C2)
1924        A new Federal Reserve building was built in the SF financial district.
    (SFC, 4/21/05, p.C1)
1924        In San Francisco the 3-storey Leonard R. Flynn elementary school was built at 3125 Army Street (later Cesar Chavez St.). It was designed by John Galen Howard.
    (SSFC, 2/14/10, p.C2)
1924        In San Francisco Billy Newman (d.1984) opened Newman’s Gym on the ground floor of the Cadillac Hotel at Leavenworth and Eddy streets. In 1984 there was a move to designate the oldest boxing gym in the US as a historic landmark.
    (SSFC, 8/23/09, DB p.50)
1924        In SF, Ca., Kezar Stadium / Pavilion was constructed at 755 Stanyan St. next to Goldengate Park. In 2008 it was reported that an unusually high number of long-term workers at the pavilion had died of cancer.
    (SFC, 7/29/97, p.A7)(SSFC, 2/24/08, p.A10)
1924        In SF the Crystal Plunge at 775 Lombard St., aka the Crystal Palace Salt Water Baths, was built by Edward Cerruti. In 1956 it closed due to damage from storms.
    (SFC, 1/6/06, p.F6)
1924        In SF the Hibernia Bank at 1098 Valencia, designed by Bakewell & Brown, was built. The bank was later closed and the building was taken over for use by the Social Security Administration.
    (SSFC, 8/16/09, p.C2)
1924        In San Francisco the Hills Bros. coffee plant, designed by George Kelham, was built at 345 Spear. In 1986 the plant was converted to a block of offices topped by condominiums.
    (SSFC, 4/3/11, p.D2)
1924        In San Francisco the Park Lane Apartments, designed by architect Edward E. Young, were built at 1100 Sacramento St. Three stories were added in 1929 making it 11 stories.
    (SSFC, 9/1/13, p.C2)
1924        The Dean Witter brokerage firm was founded in San Francisco.
    (SFC, 2/6/97, p.A1)
1924        Phebe Ward Bostwick (d.1997 at 88) of SF was admitted to Stanford at age 15 after being identified as "gifted" by Dr. Lewis Terman, developer of the Stanford-Binet intelligence test. After WW II she served as the principal of Galileo High School for 25 years and then director of master planning for the SF Community College District.
    (SFC, 7/19/97, p.A21)
1924        In San Francisco William O’Connor (1884-1933), jewel thief, staged a $100,000 robbery at the Houston-Gillmore jewelry store. He was captured, convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison, but was later paroled for hospitalization in Idaho for his tuberculosis. In 1933 he requested to be returned to San Quentin, where he died in 1935.
    (SSFC, 7/11/10, DB p.42)

1924        Charlotte Mignon (Lotta) Crabtree, the red-headed vaudeville dancer known as the "California Girl," died.
    (SFC, 4/10/98, p.A1)
1924        Frederic Burk, president of SF State Normal School, died.
    (SFEC, 3/21/99, Z1 p.4)

1924-1929    The development of Westwood Highlands included 283 homes on the south slope of Mount Davidson between Sherwood Forest and Monterey Heights.
    (SFEC, 9/5/04, p.6)

1925        Feb 15, Michael de Young (b.1849), co-founder of the SF Chronicle, died. Son-in-law George T. Cameron took over as publisher of the paper.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, BR p.6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._H._de_Young)

1925        Jul 25, Jerry Paris, director, actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), was born in SF, Calif.
    (SC, 7/25/02)

1925        Aug 18, In California the Hetch Hetchy power plant at Moccasin Creek began operating. PG&E distributed the power and profits went to SF. The $50 million Hetch Hetchy dam and powerhouse provided water and power to San Francisco.
    (SFC, 12/6/02, p.E16)(SFEC, 5/11/97, BR p.5)

1925        In San Francisco the two, twin, commercial buildings at 1118 and 1122 Howard St. were built. Solid land here had been created with sand over marshland. By 2013 images showed the buildings sagging against each other for support. 
    (SSFC, 4/21/13, p.C2)
1925        In San Francisco the 26-storey Pacific Telephone building was built at 140 New Montgomery St. The 435-foot building was designed by Timothy Pflueger, J.R. Miller and Alexander Cantin. In 2014 the revamped structure opened after being empty since 2008.
    (SSFC, 9/13/09, p.C2)(SFC, 3/20/14, p.A11)
1925        In San Francisco the 17-storey Pacific Gas & Electric Co. building was built at 245 Market. It was designed by architects Bakewell and Brown.
    (SSFC, 1/15/12, p.C10)
1925        In San Francisco Harding Park Golf Course opened next to Lake Merced. Construction costs were $295,000.
    (SFCM, 10/2/05, p.25)
1925        In San Francisco a west wing was added to the de Young Museum.
    (SSFC, 12/24/00, DB p.8)
1925        In San Francisco the Central Jewish School at Grove and Buchanon was constructed. It later became a Korean church.
    (SFCM, 7/18/04, p.8)
1925        In San Francisco the Beach Chalet, designed by architect Willis Polk, opened. It became a popular roadhouse known as the "Villa by the Sea" on the Great Highway. It fell into disrepair and closed in 1981. In 1996 it began to be renovated for re-opening.
    (SFC, 10/29/96, p.A12)(SFEC, 12/15/96, p.C4)
1925        In San Francisco Herbert Fleishhacker Sr. built the Fleishhacker Pool near Ocean Beach. The pool was the world's biggest outdoor saltwater swimming pool. It measured 1000 feet by 150 feet. It closed down in 1971. The Fleishhacker Playfield acquired a train called the Little Puffer after it was purchased by a local car dealer for 3 cases of gin and an old Oldsmobile. The train had carried ore in a Colorado mine and hauled freight in Santa Cruz. The SF Zoo (1929) used it for kids until 1978 when it was retired for a new gorilla exhibit. In 1997 there was a push to bring it back to service. The train was refurbished and started up again in 1998. [see 1929]
    (SFC,10/21/97, p.A20) (SFEC, 3/1/98, p.W38) (SFC, 8/26/98, p.A13) (SFC, 1/4/99, p.D2)(SFC, 7/30/04, p.E15)
1925        SF bought the lodge at Camp Mather and 22 cabins from the Curry Company for $12,500. Later 28 cabins, converted election booths from SF, were added.
    (SFEC, 7/4/99, Z1 p.5)
1925        Old Kezar Stadium opened with a footrace. It closed in 1988 and re-opened in 1991 as a high school-sized stadium for 10,000.
    (SFCM, 8/10/03, p.7)
1925        Frank Geiss began to help organize the Cross City Race (begun in 1915 [see 1912]). He later became full-time manager of the event that became the "Bay to Breakers."
    (SFEM, 5/11/97, p.8)(SFEM, 5/10/98, p.10)
1925        The 106-foot sailing schooner "Mariner" raced from SF to Tahiti in a record 20 days. Robert Helen was one of the crew members. Helen oversaw many major harbor clearing operations for the US Navy during WW II.
    (SFC, 8/1/98, p.A19)
1925        In San Francisco the Schlage Lock and Key company located a new factory near the rail tracks in Visitacion Valley. The factory closed in 1999.
    (SFC, 8/26/00, p.A13)
1925        In San Francisco the Soko Hardware Co. was opened by the father of Masao Ashizawa at Buchanan and Post.
    (SFEC, 3/21/99, p.D1)
1925        The SF Stock Exchange was first connected to the NY Stock Exchange when a ticker tape was installed by Western Union.
    (SFC, 7/24/98, p.B1)
1925        A.P. Giannini of SF bought the Bowery National Bank in NYC.
    (SFC, 4/14/98, p.B1)
1925        San Francisco held its last slave-girl raid.
    (SFC, 7/13/13, p.C2)

1925-1926    The Moorish-accented Orpheum Theater was built as a Hollywood-Spanish showcase for the Pantages vaudeville circuit. In 1996 it was slated for reconstruction to allow the staging of grand-scale musicals. It re-opened in 1998 with the musical "Show Boat."
    (WSJ, 9/19/96, p.A18)(SFC, 1/10/98, p.E1)

1926        Jan 29, Wind tore tons of scaffolding from the 15-storey addition to the Clift Hotel and damaged the roofs of the Woodrow Hotel and the Curran Theater.
    (SFC, 1/26/01, WBb p.4)

1926        Jan 30, A bomb exploded in Brant Alley behind Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church on Filbert St.
    (SFC, 1/26/01, WBb p.4)(SFC, 11/22/14, p.C1)

1926        Mar 12, Yehudi Menuhin (9) made his first official SF Symphony debut playing "Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" under concertmaster Louis Persinger at the Curran Theater.
    (SFC, 3/13/99, p.A9)

1926        Apr 1, A carpenter’s strike began in SF. By May 18 there were 102 assaults, kidnappings and other violence and a grand jury investigation was called.
    (SFC, 5/18/01, p.WBb5)

1926        Apr 10, The steel work on the new Mark Hopkins Hotel was completed. The hotel was designed by George D. Smith.
    (SFC, 4/6/01, Wba p.4)(SFC, 11/30/01, WB p.G8)

1926        Apr 13, Over 6,000 women celebrated the opening of the newly built women’s City Club on Polk Street.
    (SFC, 4/13/01, WBb p.3)

1926        Apr 20, Prohibition agents raided a mansion at 463 Fair Oaks and discovered a moon shine plant.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, WBb p.7)

1926        Apr 21, Mayor Rolph declared April 22 Straw Hat Day in an effort to draw attention to the area’s mild climate.
    (SFC, 4/20/01, WBb p.7)

1926        Apr 27, Gov. Friend W. Richardson and the State Board of Control approved plans for the construction of 2 new piers in the SF harbor.
    (SFC, 4/27/01, Wba p.8)

1926        May 9, In San Francisco a bomb exploded in front of the main entrance of Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church.
    (SFC, 11/22/14, p.C1)

1926        May 25, A SF County Grand Jury decided to subpoena police officials and the DA to investigate ongoing mob violence associated with the carpenter’s strike.
    (SFC, 5/25/01, WBb p.2)

1926        Jun 16, SF Park Commissioners ordered the closing of the Page Street entrance to Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 6/15/01, WBb p.3)

1926        Jul 22, Three elephants escaped from Golden Gate Park and ran wild in the Sunset for about 3 hours.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, WBb p.7)

1926        Jul 25, Ned M. Greene, federal prohibition administrator for Northern California and Nevada, confessed to charges of using seized liquors for his own use, protecting bootleggers, socializing with rum runners and associating with women of the criminal underworld along with other charges. He later testified in his own defense and declared that his actions were lawful.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, WBb p.7)(SFC, 12/14/01, WB p.G8)

1926        Sep 21, San Francisco held a benefit to raise money for victims of a Sep 17 Florida hurricane that killed 374-600 people.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, WB p.5)

1926        Sep 30, Harry S. Scott, president of Mission Rock Co., proposed spending $8 million to develop Mission Rock into a great shipping terminal and industrial site in exchange for an extended lease.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, WB p.6)

1926        Oct 1, Five gasoline distribution companies announced they would lower the price of gasoline to 18 cents a gallon to compete with the Richfield Oil Co., which cut its price to 19 cents.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, WB p.6)

1926        Oct 12, The Board of Health ordered hog ranchers to move their operations out of SF by Jan 1, 1927.
    (SFC, 10/12/01, WB p.5)

1926        Oct 23, US Secret Service operatives arrested the 5th member of an alleged 9-member gang of apartment-house letter-box thieves.
    (SFC, 10/19/01, WB p.6)

1926        Oct 28, A SF Grand Jury indicted 8 men for murder in connection with violence related to the carpenter’s strike and the fatal beating of nonunion worker C.W. Campbell.
    (SFC, 10/26/01, WB p.7)

1926        Oct 29, Another bomb exploded at SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church on Filbert St. It was the 3rd in less than a year and the most powerful to date.
    (SFC, 10/26/01, WB p.7)(SFC, 11/22/14, p.C1)

1926        Nov 11, Construction began on the $5 million War Memorial Opera House.
    (SFC, 10/5/01, WB p.6)

1926        Nov 17, George Sterling (d.1926), California poet and critic, committed suicide by swallowed cyanide in the locker room of the Bohemian Club on Taylor Street in SF. His wife had committed suicide by poison in 1918.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Sterling)(SFC, 11/16/01, WB p.G4)

1926        Dec 1, The $4.2 million Mark Hopkins Hotel was scheduled for completion.
    (SFC, 4/6/01, Wba p.4)

1926        Dec 21, SF Supervisor Milton Marks introduced a resolution to form a city public utilities commission to handle the rapidly growing utilities of SF.
    (SFC, 12/21/01, WB p.G16)

1926        Dec 22, Ned M. Green was acquitted of charges that he embezzled liquor. He received orders to resume duties as Prohibition Inspector but did not return to his office.
    (SFC, 12/21/01, WB p.G16)

1926        Dec 24, Helene Strybing (80) died. She left over $100,000 for the creation of an arboretum and botanical garden in Golden Gate Park.
    (SFC, 12/28/01, WB p.G7)

1926        Sargent Johnson (1888-1967), African-American artist in SF, made his copper piece "Mask of a Girl."
    (SFEC, 4/12/98, DB p.43)
1926        The San Francisco Art Institute at 800 Chestnut St. was designed by Bakewell & Brown. An addition was built in 1970.
    (SSFC, 11/2/14, p.C2)
1926        In San Francisco the 10-storey Brocklebank Apartments were completed at 1000 Mason St. The suave chateau style structure was designed by Weeks and Day.
    (SSFC, 9/28/14, p.C2)
1926        In San Francisco Nourse Auditorium, named after former school superintendent Jospeh P. Nourse, was built as part of the High School of Commerce.
    (SFC, 4/30/13, p.E4)
1926        The SF Fairmont Hotel opened a 6,000-square-foot penthouse suite as a private residence, taking up the entire 8th floor. In 2007 it rented for $12,500 a night.
    (SSFC, 2/4/07, p.F1)
1926        In San Francisco the 8-storey apartment building at 2298 Pacific St., designed by architect Edward Eyestone Young, was completed.
    (SSFC, 12/11/11, p.C3)
1926        In SF the 12-floor apartment building at 2500 Steiner St., designed by Conrad Alfred Meussdorffer, was erected at a cost of some $500,000.
    (SFCM, 6/3/07, p.17)
1926        In SF the 6-storey Adam Grant Building underwent extensive remodeling and expansion next door to 130 Bush. It was home to a dry goods manufacturer and wholesaler (Never Rip Overalls).
    (SFEC, 1/5/97, BR p.4)
1926        In SF the 6-storey Ben Hur apartment building was built at the corner of Hyde and Ellis.
    (SFC, 3/16/09, p.E10)
1926        In SF the 25-storey Hunter-Dulin building at 111 Sutter St., designed by NY architects Schultze and Weaver, was built on the old site of the Lick Hotel. It was the only Chateauesque/Romanesque design in the city. Fiction detective Sam Spade had his office on the 6th floor.
    (SSFM, 10/12/02, p.13)(SSFC, 7/10/11, p.D2)(http://tinyurl.com/68rn88y)
1926        In SF the 13-storey Castle Apartments at 823-829 Geary St., designed by C.O. Clausen, were built.
    (SSFC, 8/28/11, p.C2)
1926        In SF the Alhambra Theatre on Polk St. near Union opened. In 1988 it was tranformed from a multiplex to its original Moorish glory.
    (SFC, 2/12/98, p.E1)(SSFC, 6/16/13, DB p.46)
1926        In SF the Balboa movie theater was built in the Richmond District by Sam Levin.
    (SFCM, 10/5/03, p.6)
1926        In SF the Harding Theater was built on Alamo Square at Divisedero and Hayes. Developers in 2005 planned to raze it for condos and retail space. In 2008 a developer planned to restore much of the interior for commercial or entertainment purposes along with an adjacent 8-unit condo.
    (SFC, 1/14/05, p.F1)(SFC, 8/29/08, p.B1)
1926        In SF the Roosevelt Theater opened on 16th St. as a vaudeville house. The "Roosie" soon became a movie theater and was later renamed the York.
    (SFC, 5/29/00, p.A26)
1926        In San Francisco Mayor Rolph dedicated the new $2 million Relief Home on the site of the old facility. The main building at Laguna Honda was constructed. It was designed by architect John Reid Jr., brother-in-law of SF Mayor James Rolph. The new hospital was named the Laguna Honda Home in place of the former Almshouse.
    (SFC, 5/12/98, p.A17)(PI, 5/30/98, p.5A)(SFC, 8/26/08, p.B5)
1926        In SF the Royal Theater on Polk St. changed from a nickelodeon to a movie house.
    (SFC, 2/24/98, p.B5)
1926        In San Francisco the 4-story Mangrum and Otter building, erected by a merchant of architectural tiles, was completed at 1235 Mission. The Moorish make-believe style was by architects Bliss and Fairweather.
    (SSFC, 3/9/14, p.C2)
1926        In SF Henry Doelger built 25 homes on 39th Ave., his first year in business.
    (GTP, 1973, p.108)
1926        In SF George Whitney became general manager of Looff’s operations at the beach and the park became Whitney’s Playland-at-the-Beach. By 1942 he owned everything from Sutro Baths to Fulton St.
    (SSFC, 7/3/05, p.F6)(www.pdxhistory.com/html/playland.html)
1926        In SF The Key System launched the 276-foot Peralta ferry boat. It was the sister ship to the Yerba Buena and ran between Oakland and SF.
    (SFC, 12/26/98, p.A24)

1926-1938    The Recreation Park at 15th and Valencia streets was home to the Mission Reds of the Pacific Coast League. It had a booze cage where fans could get a shot of whiskey for 75 cents.
    (SFEC,12/797, Z1 p.4)

1927        Jan 9, In San Francisco another bomb exploded at SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church on Filbert St. It was the 4th in less than a year.
    (SFC, 11/22/14, p.C1)

1927        Jan 11, Actress Bertha Kalich made her 1st SF appearance in Herman Sudermann’s "Magda" at the Curran Theater.
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.G4)

1927        Jan 26, John McLaren, SF Park Superintendent, predicted that the 550-acre McLaren Park would be completed in 3 years.
    (SFC, 1/25/02, p.G6)

1927        Mar 1, Bank of Italy became a National Bank. California’s laws prohibiting branch banking changed and A.P. Giannini consolidated his banking properties into the Bank of America of California.
    (SFC, 4/14/98, p.B4)(SC, 3/1/02)

1927        Mar 6, A bomber of SS Peter and Paul Church on Filbert St., later identified as G. Ricca, was shot and killed as he made a 5th attempt to bomb the church. Accomplice Celsten Eklund was wounded and died a few months later. They were later believed to be followers of Italian anarchist Luigi Galleani.
    (SFC, 3/1/02, p.G8)(SFC, 11/22/14, p.C4)

1927        Apr 7, Philo Farnsworth first demonstrated a working prototype of a TV. His first tele-electronic image was transmitted on a glass slide in his SF lab at 202 Green St. AT&T Bell Labs scientists invented long-distance TV transmission. Later an audience in New York saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.
    (SFEC, 8/18/96, BR p.3)(WSJ, 9/22/95, p.A-7)(AP, 4/7/97)(SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W30)

1927        Apr 9, The new Princess Apartments at Turk and Hyde offered a Kelvinator electric refrigerator in every apartment. They were run from a central unit in the basement.
    (SFC, 4/5/02, p.G2)

1927        Apr 12, The 1st regular passenger service between SF and LA was scheduled to begin by Pacific Air Transport at Crissy Field. The plane could carry 4 passengers and mail or 6 passengers without mail.
    (SFC, 4/5/02, p.G2)

1927        May 1, The 600-acre park in the Excelsior district was dedicated to John McLaren.
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.G8)

1927        May 7, Mills Field, later SFO, opened for business with Captain Frank A. Flynn as superintendent.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4)(Ind, 5/5/01, 5A)(SFC, 3/26/04, p.F7)

1927        May 14, The John D. Spreckels mansion at Pacific and Laguna was sold for a reported $150,000. An exclusive apartment building was planned for the location.
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.G7)

1927        Jun 7, Agnes Lunde (23) and Maxim Ogterop (19) set out on a transcontinental hike to NYC to beat a previous record set by Edward Weston.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.G8)

1927        Jun 12, Mayor James Rolph dedicated the new Mission High School on 18th St.
    (SFCM, 8/15/04, p.12)

1927        Jun 14, Voters approved a $4 million bond for the War Memorial Opera House and Veteran’s Building and $1.4 million Bernal Cut project.
    (SFEM, 8/31/97, p.7)(SFC, 6/14/02, p.G7)

1927        Jun 18, A bronze statue of Joan of Arc was presented by Dr. Archer M. Huntington as a tribute to his wife in a ceremony hosted by the Palace of the Legion of Honor.
    (SFC, 6/14/02, p.G7)

1927        Jun 26, Direct commercial radio service between the Philippines and the US was inaugurated with a message from Manila to SF.
    (SFC, 6/21/02, p.G2)

1927        Jul 12, Thousands of San Franciscans welcomed Lt. Lester Maitland and Lt. Albert Hegenberger after their heroic flight from the West Coast to Hawaii. The returned on the steamer Maui.
    (SFC, 7/12/02, p.E9)

1927        Aug 30, The Board of Supervisors passed a new traffic ordnance that would make jaywalking illegal following the mayor’s signature.
    (SFC, 8/30/02, p.E2)

1927        Sep 7, American television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth (21) succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using a device called an image dissector. When Philo T. Farnsworth was 13, he envisioned a contraption that would receive an image transmitted from a remote location—the television. Farnsworth submitted a patent in January 1927, when he was 19, and began building and testing his invention that summer. He used an "image dissector" (the first television camera tube) to convert the image into a current, and an "image oscillite" (picture tube) to receive it. On this day his tests bore fruit. When the simple image of a straight line was placed between the image dissector and a carbon arc lamp, it showed up clearly on the receiver in another room. His first tele-electronic image was transmitted on a glass slide in his SF lab at 202 Green St. The New York World’s Fair showcased the television in April 1939, and soon afterward, the first televisions went on sale to the public.
    (AP, 9/7/97)(HNPD, 9/7/98)(SFEC, 8/18/96, BR p.3)

1927        Sep 8, A woman arrived in SF from China and claimed to be Gen. Chiang Kai-shek’s wife. The Gen. declared that he had divorced his legal wife in 1921 and freed 2 concubines this year.
    (SFC, 9/20/02, p.E6)

1927        Sep 16, SF celebrated Lindbergh Day, proclaimed so by Mayor Rolph on Sep 6, and held a municipal reception for the aviator.
    (SFC, 9/6/02, p.E3)

1927        Oct 20, The film "The Blood Ship" opened in SF. It was set on the Barbary Coast of SF with a screenplay by Norman Springer, a former SF news reporter.
    (SFC, 10/18/02, p.E2)

1927        Oct 21, The SF Symphony opened its 17th season with a concert at the Curran Theater with conductor Alfred Hertz beginning his 13th year.
    (SFC, 10/18/02, p.E2)

1927        Nov 2, In San Francisco prohibition agents raided a brewery at 1407 San Bruno Ave. with nearly 2,000 gallons of beer brewing in 4 500-gallon vats.
    (SFC, 11/1/02, p.E7)

1927        Nov 29, Genevieve Paddleford arrived as the 1st woman inmate at the new women’s quarters at San Quentin Prison. She was serving 1 to 10 years for stealing $600 worth of clothing.
    (SFC, 11/29/02, p.E9)

1927        Nov, SF received one of 58 Japanese dolls sent by the Japanese government in exchange for 12,739 blue-eyed dolls sent by American children to the children of Japan.
    (SFC, 7/24/97, p.A17)

1927        Dec 4, The Foresters of America dedicated their Memorial Fountain gift at Golden Gate Park to their 255 members, who died in WW I.
    (SFC, 11/29/02, p.E9)

1927        Dec 13, Joe Parente, a convicted bootlegger, escaped to a ship off the SF coast. He was arrested in Vancouver Dec 21.
    (SFC, 12/13/02, p.E8)(SFC, 12/20/02, p.E5)

1927        Carlton Morse created the radio show "One Man's Family." It was set in Sea Cliff in San Francisco and continued to 1959.
    (SFEC, 12/27/98, BR p.3)
1927        In San Francisco the Avenue Theater opened on San Bruno Avenue in the southeastern Portola District.
    (SSFC, 5/24/09, p.A2)
1927        Campion Hall at USF was built.
    (SFCM, 3/29/02, p.48)
1927        In San Francisco the 2-storey, Olde English style house at 400 Castenada Ave. in Forest Hills was built. It was designed by Harold Stoner.
    (SSFC, 10/18/09, p.C2)
1927        In San Francisco the six plus storey, multiunit apartment building at 700 Steiner St. was completed.
    (SSFC, 10/20/13, p.C2)
1927        The Hearst Fountain and Music Concourse were constructed in Goldengate Park.
    (SFC, 7/29/97, p.A7)
1927        In SF a 25-storey high-rise was completed at 111 Sutter, the city’s 4th tallest building. It was designed for the Hunter-Dulin & Co. brokerage firm by Schultze & Weaver of NYC.
    (SFC, 12/29/05, p.B5)
1927        In SF the Russ Building, a 435-foot, 31-storey skyscraper, was completed at 235 Montgomery Street. It was the tallest building in SF at this time and was designed by architect George Kelham.
    (SFC, 7/17/97, p.A16)(SFEC, 5/16/99, Z1 p.4)(SSFM, 10/12/02, p.13)(SSFC, 5/20/12, p.C2)
1927        In San Francisco a single storey building at 344 Kearny was built for the Harrigan Weidenmuller Co., Realtors. In 2009 the Baroque storefront hosted a nail salon.
    (SSFC, 11/1/09, p.C2)
1927        The Russian Orthodox Holy Virgin parish was founded. In 1965 they established a Cathedral at 26th and Geary.
    (SFC, 1/25/02, p.G6)
1927        In SF Julia and Michael Archangel Disernia opened a pharmacy on the corner of Mission and Precita. In 1998 their son closed the establishment.
    (SFEC, 8/28/98, p.C7)
1927        The ferryboat Fresno began transporting cars across the SF Bay.
    (SFC, 4/28/05, p.B1)
1927        SF began receiving water from the new Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
    (SFC, 1/4/97, p.A15)
1927        Alexander Roberts became the 3rd president of the SF State Normal School.
    (SFEC, 3/21/99, Z1 p.4)

1928        Jan 16, The 4 Marx Brothers arrived at the Columbia Theater in SF to perform in the Kaufman and Berlin musical "The Cocoanuts." The farce dealt with the Florida land boom.
    (SFC, 1/10/03, p.E6)

1928        Jan 31, Homer F. Curran and several other investors purchased Louis Lurie’s entire interest in the Lurie Theater for $500,000.
    (SFC, 1/31/03, p.E4)

1928        Feb 7, Paul Rubio, convicted SF rum runner, was kidnapped from private detectives by friends between San Diego and San Juan Capistrano.
    (SFC, 2/7/03, p.E3)

1928        Mar 30, Petaluma farmers shipped 58 carloads of eggs by train to SF. 50,000 cases contained some 18 million eggs.
    (Ind, 4/26/03, p.5A)

1928        Apr 14, The first air service from SF to Los Angeles began.
    (SFEC, 4/25/99, Z1 p.4)

1928        Apr 26, County officials reached a tentative agreement for SF to pay 55% and Santa Cruz to pay 15% for a $5.3 million scenic highway from SF to Santa Cruz.
    (SFC, 4/25/03, E4)

1928        May 16, Work on the 400-foot-wide Great Highway from the Cliff House to Sloat Blvd. reached Rivera Street under the direction of Superintendent John McLaren.
    (SFC, 5/16/03, p.E8)

1928        Jun 16, In San Francisco the new Hotel La Salle opened at 225 Hyde St. The 6-storey hotel had 150 guest rooms, each with its own bathroom.
    (SFC, 6/13/03, p.E5)

1928        Jul 28, Sears, Roebuck & Co. purchased a Mission Street property for $500,000.
    (SFC, 7/25/03, p.E10)

1928        Aug 10, The Univ. of California crew won the rowing championship at the Olympics in Holland.
    (SFC, 8/8/03, p.E6)

1928        Aug, Balboa High School opened. It was built in the Spanish Moorish style.
    (SFCM, 7/7/02, p.23)(SFCM, 8/15/04, p.11)

1928        Sep 1, US Boy Scouts planted 3,000 Lincoln Highway posts at one mile intervals across the US. The 1st was at Times Square and the last in San Francisco at the Legion of Honor.
    (SFCM, 9/1/02, p.6)

1928        Sep 19, Suspected arson fires caused over $300,000 in damage to 2 lumber mills in the Mission district. Most of the damage was at the J.H. Kruse Co. at Treat and 23rd.
    (SFC, 9/19/03, p.E8)

1928        Sep 29, The Pickwick Stage System's new terminal and hotel opened at Fifth and Mission. The 8-storey hotel had 200 rooms.
    (SFC, 9/26/03, p.E8)

1928        Oct 20, Mayor James Rolph Jr. piloted the 1st new N car of the Municipal Railway over its new route in the Sunset District.
    (SFC, 10/10/03, p.E8)
1928        Oct 20, The SF Orpheum's management announced it would lift its ban on smoking, banish the feature movie and expand the vaudeville program to 8 acts in order to revive the good old days of vaudeville.
    (SFC, 10/17/03, p.E9)

1928        Oct 26, The Pickwick Stage System filed documents to form a passenger airplane service connecting SF, San Diego and Chicago. It planned to use a fleet of tri-motored, 12 passenger Bach monoplanes.
    (SFC, 10/24/03, p.E10)

1928        Oct, An expanded 60,000 seat Kezar Stadium opened with 30,000 new seats.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A7)

1928        Nov 14, SF Traffic Law Enforcement recommended the removal of Lotta's Fountain from the intersection at Third and Market due to traffic obstruction.
    (SFC, 11/14/03, p.E2)

1928        Nov 15, Mayor James Rolph Jr. led ground-breaking ceremonies at the foot of St. Mary's Ave. in the Mission for the Bernal Cut, intended to create a high-speed artery to San Mateo County.
    (SFC, 11/14/03, p.E2)

1928        Nov 18, SF rum king Joe Parente spurned efforts of a Canadian rum combine to save him and surrendered himself to US immigration. He was led off for a 2 year prison term.
    (SFC, 11/14/03, p.E8)

1928        Nov 21, Eugene E. Schmidt (64), 3-time mayor of SF, died of heart failure at his 3127 Franklin St. home.
    (SFC, 11/21/03, p.E4)

1928        Nov 24, Genero Ferri was shot to death at his Lombard St. home. It was reportedly over a dispute for control of the liquor rackets. Alfredo Scarisi was named as the killer. Scarisi’s body was soon found along with fellow gangster Vito Pileggi on a road near Sacramento.
    (SSFC, 6/2/02, p.D3)

1928        Dec 4, The Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District was formed to design, construct and finance the Golden Gate Bridge.
    (SSFC, 5/20/12, p.E10)

1928        Dec 5, California Sec. of State Frank C. Jordan issued a certificate of incorporation to the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District. The next step in the new bridge campaign would be to appoint 12 directors.
    (SFC, 12/5/03, p.E13)

1928        Dec 6, Workers blasted through the last barrier of rock in the 16-mile tunnel in the foothill division of San Francisco's Hetch Hetchy water project.
    (SFC, 12/5/03, p.E13)

1928        Dec, Mario Filippi was shot to death in the basement of his restaurant at 18 Sacramento St.
    (SSFC, 6/2/02, p.D3)

1928        In San Francisco O’Connor, Moffat & Co. was built at Stockton and O’Farrell Streets. The site later was taken by Macy’s.
    (SSFC, 7/21/02, p.F2)
1928        In San Francisco Fire Station 34 was built at 499 41st Ave.
    (SSFC, 8/19/12, p.D2)
1928        A group of Italian men in San Francisco formed Il Cenacolo to support Italian art, music, language and culture.
    (SSFC, 2/29/04, p.E1)
1928        San Francisco’s Pacific Rod and Club was formed. In 1934 it moved to a site at Lake Merced with a month-to-month lease.
    (SFC, 7/17/12, p.C2)
1928        In SF Rafael Homes, a family owned business, opened as a direct importer of hand-crafted furniture from Italy.
    (SFEM, 11/3/96, p.21)
1928        The Avenue Sweet Shop and Fountain Shop opened on San Bruno Avenue in the Portola District of southeast SF.
    (SFEC, 1/4/04, p.5)
1928        In SF Joe’s Lunch improvised a late night meal for big band vocalist Bunny Burson. It was a concoction of eggs, ground beef, spinach, onions, and mushroom’s  and named "Joe’s Special."
    (Hem., 5/97, p.24)
1928        In SF the ice cream and oatmeal cookie sandwich called "It’s-It" was invented at Playland-at-the-Beach by owner George Whitney. The made-to-order  It’s It sandwich was a disk of vanilla ice-cream between 2 oatmeal cookies dipped in melted chocolate. The trademark was acquired by Jamal’s Enterprises in 1974.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, p.W30)(SFC, 5/20/98, Z1 p.3)
1928        A.P. Giannini of SF bought the small Bank of America in NYC. He then wrapped his East Coast Banks under the corporate parent Transamerica Corp. with New York banker Elisha Walker as CEO.
    (SFC, 4/14/98, p.B1)
1928        In SF "Levi's" became a trademark. Walter Haas Sr. succeeded Sigmund Stern, the nephew of Levi Strauss, as president.
    (SFC, 4/29/03, B1)

1929        Jan 1, Henry and Mildred Anna Williams of NY and Paris donated gifts valued at over $2 million to the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. This included an art collection of 53 great paintings, furniture and tapestries.
    (SFC, 12/26/03, p.E2)

1929        Jan 11, Prohibition agents in San Francisco seized 1,100 cases of whiskies and 2,000 gallons of Belgian alcohol worth $90,000 at 1861 16th Ave.
    (SFC, 1/9/04, p.E6)

1929        Jan 24, Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford Univ. (1916-1941), accepted the position of Sec. of the Interior under Pres. Hoover. Wilbur took a leave of absence to serve.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.E3)

1929        Jan 26, San Francisco police took Frances Orlando (19) to the Bush Police Station because she was dressed in men's clothing.
    (SFC, 1/23/04, p.E3)

1929        Feb 1, The 1st general audit of SF city accounts in 30 years revealed startling deficits in virtually every office.
    (SFC, 1/30/04, p.E6)

1929        Feb 13, Pres. Calvin Coolidge was reported to have recommended a $5 million appropriation for a federal office building in the SF Civic Center and a 2-storey wing at the Seventh and Mission federal building.
    (SFC, 2/13/04, p.E4)

1929        Mar 7, The Junior League of SF officially opened the new Pinehaven children's home at 30th Ave. and Wawona.
    (SFC, 2/05/04, p.E8)

1929        Mar 17, A bulldozer began construction at Nevada and Powhattan in Bernal Heights on a roadway about the crest of Bernal Hill.
    (SFC, 3/12/04, p.F8)

1929        Mar 23, SF got its 1st dial telephone. The transition from manual operations was to be completed by April 28.
    (SFC, 3/19/04, p.F4)

1929        Mar 21, SF police posed as flappers staged a "petting party" at the top of Buena Vista Park and captured Rodger Vilk (18), the "petting party robber."
    (SFC, 3/19/04, p.F4)

1929        Mar 26, The SF board of Supervisors voted 14-1 to remove Captain Frank A. Flynn from his post as superintendent of Mills Field, following the storey of a Lindbergh complaint. Charles Lindbergh had come to San Francisco’s Airport, Mills Field, to promote his airline, Transcontinental Air Transport. His plane was forced off the field by another plane and became stuck in the mud.
    (SFEC, 6/29/97, AS p.6)(SFC, 3/26/04, p.F7)
1929        Mar 26, The SFC reported that a test shipment of California juice grapes was on its way to the Orient. Grapes were packed in a new way that would allow them to stay frozen for a year.
    (SFC, 3/26/04, p.F7)

1929        Mar 27, A girl page was appointed for the 1st time in the California State Assembly.
    (SFC, 3/26/04, p.F7)

1929        Apr 3, A 3-alarm fire destroyed the factories of the California By-Products Company and the Coast Butcher's Supply Company in the 2000 block of San Bruno Ave. The loss was estimated at $300,000.
    (SFC, 4/2/04, p.F3)

1929        Apr 4, The PUC estimated the cost of a 4-track Market Street subway at $9 million per mile.
    (SFC, 4/2/04, p.F3)

1929        Apr 6, The San Mateo Chamber of Commerce offered the 460-acre "Speed " Johnson flying field to SF as an airport. The SF Board of Supervisors recommended a $2 million bond issue for the development of a municipal airport at Mills Field.
    (SFC, 4/2/04, p.F3)

1929        Apr 22, Harold E. Jones, director of research at the Univ. of Cal. Institute of child Welfare reported that children doing poor schoolwork and those most often exhibiting objectionable traits were found to be those who attend motion picture shows frequently.
    (SFC, 4/16/04, p.F5)

1929        Apr 23, A marble bench, designed by Harvey William Corbett, in the Garden of Shakespeare in Golden Gate Park was dedicated to Alice Eastwood, who originated the garden.
    (SFC, 4/23/04, p.F5)

1929        Jun 10, Mayor Rolph addressed some 50,000 people massed at the end of Lincoln Way for the official opening of the Great Highway.
    (SFC, 6/4/04, F2)

1929        Jun 28, In San Francisco movie mogul William Fox unveiled his $5 million “theater of dreams.” The SF Fox Theater closed in 1963.
    (SSFC, 2/17/13, DB p.42)

1929        Jun 30, The cornerstone for a new $55,000 Catholic Japanese Mission was laid at Octavia and Pine Streets.
    (SFC, 6/25/04, p.F6)

1929        Jul 1, UC President W.W. Campbell retired and was replaced by Robert Gordon Sproul (38), the youngest to hold the office.
    (SFC, 6/9/04, F7)

1929        Jul 2, Mayor Rolph announced that a US naval bombing base will be located in the SF Bay Area. One was expected at Alameda, the other at Benicia.
    (SFC, 7/2/04, p.F9)
1929        Jul 2, Dr. Adelaide Brown spoke at the opening of the American Birth Control League and disclosed that a birth control clinic has been functioning in SF since February.
    (SFC, 7/2/04, p.F9)

1929        Jul 16, Col. Charles Lindbergh was severely angered when he realized a sound-camera man had recorded a private conversation using a concealed microphone. The “voice that has never been filmed” left San Francisco’s Mills Field airport on the cameraman’s reel.
    (SFC, 7/16/04, p.F4)

1929        Jul 22, In San Francisco Lincoln Univ. formally dedicated its new buildings at 1335 Sutter St. The University was established in the Phelan building until it acquired the 2 buildings on Sutter.
    (SFC, 7/16/04, p.F4)

1929        Jul 30, The SF Board of Supervisors ordered the arrest of hog ranchers in Butchertown and abatement proceedings against the plants and property to force them out.
    (SFC, 7/30/04, p.F2)

1929        Jul, Joe Bocca, "the Sicilian Strong Man," was found shot and stabbed to death in his car at the sand dunes at 39th and Noriega.
    (SSFC, 6/2/02, p.D3)

1929        Aug 7, The new 12-storey Gaylord Hotel on Jones St. was dedicated. It had 175 modernistic rooms all equipped with a radio, electrified buffet and twin wall beds.
    (SFC, 8/6/04, p.F5)

1929        Aug 25, Graf Zeppelin passed over SF for LA following a trans-Pacific voyage.
    (SSFC, 8/22/04, p.F8)

1929        Aug 27, The SF Board of Supervisors voted to abandon the 48-year-old Pacific Avenue cable line.
    (SFC, 8/27/04, p.F6)

1929        Aug 28, Damascus Gallur, San Quentin bandmaster, was released from state prison following a recent stroke. He was serving a life sentence for the murder of August Hotchkiss, an Oakland money lender.
    (SFC, 8/27/04, p.F6)

1929        Sep 1, Maddux Air began the 1st direct aerial passenger service from SF to NY. The 48 hour trip included 2 nights on trains.
    (SSFC, 8/22/04, p.F8)

1929        Sep 4, SF’s largest parking garage opened in the 7 lower floors of the new 26-storey medical office building, designed by Miller and Pfleuger,  at 450 Sutter St.
    (SFC, 9/3/04, p.F8)
1929        Sep 4, A fire destroyed most of the Rolando Lumber company between 4th and 5th streets from Berry to Channel.
    (SFC, 9/3/04, p.F8)

1929        Sep 11, The San Francisco Bohemian Club honored Winston Churchill, former Chancellor of the Exchequer in Britain’s recently ousted Conservative government, at a luncheon.
    (SFC, 9/10/04, p.F2)

1929        Sep 20, Kelly’s Tavern opened at Geary and 20th Ave. with the slogan: “The tavern’s doors never close.”
    (SFC, 9/17/04, p.F4)

1929        Sep 25, Merchants and residents west of Twin Peaks celebrated the opening of the new Laguna Honda Boulevard.
    (SFC, 9/24/04, p.F9)

1929        Sep 26, The SF State Teacher’s College at Waller and Buchanon was demolished. New quarters moved to the site of the old Presbyterian orphan asylum.
    (SFC, 9/24/04, p.F9)

1929        Oct 18, The Bayshore Highway officially opened to traffic.
    (SFC, 10/15/04, p.F13)

1929        Nov 1, It was reported that Ogden L. Mills had offered to sell the 150-acre Mills field to SF for $1,000 an acre.
    (SFC, 10/29/04, p.F11)

1929        Nov 9, Mae West opened her play “Diamond Lil” at the Curran Theater.
    (SFC, 11/5/04, p.F8)

1929        Nov 10, Ying Kao, former Vice Consul in SF, and his wife, Susie Ying Kao, were sentenced to prison and fined in China for attempting to smuggle $500,000 of opium to SF.
    (SFC, 11/12/04, p.F11)

1929        Nov 18, There was a fire at UC Hospital that began when film in the X-ray projection room exploded.
    (SFC, 11/19/04, p.F8)

1929        Nov 24, George Richard Moscone was born in SF to George Joseph Moscone, a milk wagon driver, and his wife, Lena.
    (SFC, 11/26/98, p.A19)

1929        Nov 29, The SF health board discovered that practically none of the hog ranchers had moved or prepared to move from Butchertown within a 120 day time limit expiring Dec. 1.
    (SFC, 11/26/04, p.F4)

1929        Dec 3, The Bethlehem Steel Co. announced that it will acquire the Pacific Coast Steel Co. of SF and its associated Southern California Iron and Steel Co.
    (SFC, 12/3/04, p.F8)

1929        Dec 4, A fire destroyed the 35-room home of George Pope (1864-1942) at Pacific and Divisidero. George was the son of lumberman Andrew Jackson Pope, co-founder of Pope & Talbot.
    (Ind, 6/7/03, p.5A)

1929        Dec 16, SF Supervisors agreed to accept a Bank of Italy $41 million offer to purchase the May 1928 bond issue for acquisition of the Spring Valley Water system.
    (SFC, 12/17/04, p.F2)

1929        Dec 20, Mount Davidson became part of the SF park system as the city received deeds to 32 acres of the northwestern slope including the site of Easter sunrise services.
    (SFC, 12/17/04, p.F2)

1929        In San Francisco the 15-storey Hotel Adagio, designed by architect Douglas Stone, was built at 550 Geary.
    (SSFC, 7/14/13, p.C2)
1929        In San Francisco the 4-storey apartment building at 7700 Geary Blvd. was completed. It was designed by architect Herbert Baumann.
    (SSFC, 4/14/13, p.C2)
1929        In San Francisco the 12-storey Gaylord Apartment building at 620 Jones St. was completed. It was designed by H.C. Baumann.
    (SSFC, 7/29/12, p.C4)
1929        In SF the Shell Building was built at the 100 Bush and Battery. The 28-storey Gothic Moderne structure was designed by George Kelham.
    (SSFC, 2/1/09, p.B3)
1929        The luxurious William Taylor Hotel was completed at McAllister and Leavenworth in SF. It was later renamed the Empire Hotel. In 1981 it was purchased by Hastings College of Law and converted to student dorm rooms.
    (SFCM, 10/26/03, p.8)
1929        The original 1894 building of the de Young Museum was torn down.
    (SSFC, 12/24/00, DB p.8)
1929        San Francisco’s Pier 45 was completed in Gothic revival architectural style.
    (SFEC, 2/27/00, p.B3)
1929        The SF Library Board of Trustees commissioned artist Gottardo Piazzoni (1872-1945) to paint a series of 10 decorative landscapes to flank the grand staircase of the main library.
    (SFC, 2/25/97, p.E1)
1929        The Academy of Advertising Art was founded in San Francisco by Richard S. Stephens. It grew to become the largest private art and design college in the US. By 2007 close to 10,000 students were enrolled. Stephens, art director for Sunset Magazine, founded the academy with his wife Clara and $2000. In 2004 it changed its name to the Academy of Art University.
    (SFC, 5/22/98, p.B2)(SFC, 10/22/99, p.C14)(SFC, 3/10/04, p.B2)(SFCM, 9/30/07, p.12)
1929        The SF Zoo opened.
    (SFC, 7/29/04, p.B1)
1929        SF began removing bodies from the cemetery in the Richmond. Many of the headstones were used to build a seawall at Aquatic Park and the crematorium was torn down. All but 2 acres were paved over for streets and homes.
    (SFC, 4/9/98, p.A21)
1929        SF supervisors evicted the hog tenements of Butchertown where as many as 30,000 pigs per building had been raised for butchering.
    (Ind, 7/15/00,5A)
1929        PG&E built a power station in Hunters Point, SF. In 1998 it agreed to close the plant once it was no longer needed. In 2006 plans on decommissioning estimated a cost of $70 million to include cleaning of toxins.
    (SFC, 3/16/06, p.C1)
1929        Lizzie Ralston, wife of former SF banker William Ralston (1826-1875), died. She was cremated and her remains were placed in a columbarium at Cypress Lawn.
    (Ind, 11/2/02, 5A)

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To be integrated:

1909         Dec 7, Kick-off luncheon for the acquiring the PPIE in 1915 campaign.
    (SFC, 12/8, 1909)

1910        Apr 28, Mass meeting at the Merchants’ Exchange building. Business leaders pledge over $4,000,000 for the Panama Pacific International Exposition campaign fund.
    (SFC, 4/29, 1910)

1910        Jun 17, Congress refuses to make a decision on a site for the PPIE. Southern delegation in Congress, led by New Orleans, blocks confirmation of San Francisco and Congress adjourned with a "whomever comes in with the most money" by the Fall congressional session, will get the Fair.
    (SFC, 6/18, 1910)

1910        Sep 9, Admission Day Parade. Hoped to be a celebration for the confirmation of SF for the PPIE, but the floats and marchers became part of the boosting of the Exposition campaign. (SFC, 9/10, 1910)

1910        Oct 10, "Write your Congressman" postcard campaign was launched. Throughout the State, postcards were distributed so people would sent them to out-of-state friends and relatives, urging them to write their local Congressman to support San Francisco’s bid for permission to hold the celebration of the completion of the Panama Canal in San Francisco in 1915.
    (SFC, 10/10, 1910)

1911        Feb 1, Word reaches San Francisco confirming that it was awarded permission by the US Congress to hold the PPIE. Wild celebrating in San Francisco!
    (SFC, 2/1, 1911)

1911        Oct 14, Pres. Wm. Taft breaks ground for the PPIE in Golden Gate Park Stadium (later called the Polo Field).
    (SFC, 10/15, 1911)

1912        Jan 1, Groundbreaking celebration for the largest structure of the Fair, the Machinery building at PPIE grounds at Harbor View (future Marina District).
    (SFC, 1/2, 1912)

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