NO. 327-1 SITE OF ORIGINAL MISSION DOLORES CHAPEL AND DOLORES LAGOON
June 29, 1776, Father Fancisco Palou, a member of the Anza Expedition, had
shelter built here on the edge of a now vanished lake
, Lago de
(Lake of the Sorrows), and offered the first mass. The first
mission was a log and thatch
dedicated on October 9, 1776 when the necessary church documents arrived.
The present Mission Dolores was dedicated in 1791.
Location: Site: Camp and Albion
Sts, San Francisco
(plaque in storage
NO. 462 SITE OF FIRST JEWISH RELIGIOUS SERVICES IN SAN FRANCISCO
second-floor room in a store that once stood here, forty pioneers of the
Jewish faith gathered
on September 26, 1849, Yom Kippur
(5610), and participated in the first
Jewish religious services in San Francisco.
Location: 735 Montgomery between Washington and Jackson, San Francisco
NO. 408 SITE OF THE FIRST MEETING OF FREEMASONS HELD IN CALIFORNIA
November 9, 1849, a charter was granted by the Grand Lodge of the District
for the organization of California Lodge No. 13
, now California Lodge No.
1 of the Free and Accepted Masons
. On November 23, 1848, Levi Stowell was
appointed master of the new lodge, and
on November 15, 1849, the lodge was formally organized under the charter.
Location: 728 Montgomery
St, San Francisco
NO. 760 SITE OF LAUREL HILL CEMETERY
The builders of the West
and military leaders
, and eleven United
the most revered of San Francisco's hills.
Location: 3333 California St at Walnut, San Francisco
NO. 937 SITE OF INVENTION OF THE THREE-REEL BELL SLOT MACHINE
August Fey invented the first coin-operated
, three-reel slot machine in
San Francisco in
continued to manufacture the popular 'Liberty Bell' gaming
devices in a workshop located at 406 Market Street from 1897 to 1906,
until the workshop was destroyed by the 1906
earthquake and fire
. The international popularity
of the bell slot
machines attested to Fey's ingenuity as an enterprising inventor
basic design continues to be used in mechanical gaming
Location: Traffic island on N side of Market St between Bush
Sts, San Francisco