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Grace Cathedral, Crocker Fence, Along Taylor & Sacramento Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB144135
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BWPhotos 323034

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BWPhotos 323036

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BWPhotos 323038

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BWPhotos 323039

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BWPhotos 323040

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BWPhotos 323041

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BWPhotos 323042

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BWPhotos 323043

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BWPhotos 323044

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Drawings


Item Title


Location
Along Taylor & Sacramento Streets, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2352-B
Building/structure dates: 1877 initial construction
Significance: Constructed in 1877, the Crocker Fence is the only remnant left of Charles Crocker's Nob Hill mansion, considered one of the grandest in San Francixco during the 19th century. The fence is a rare, surviving example of a stone and cast-iron fence that typically surrounded the great 19th-century mansion in San Francisco, and is an excellent example of Victorian design with its intricate cast-iron and polished, sculpted granite. Charles Crocker, a man of statewide significance, was one of the so-called "Big Four" who built the western half of the transcontinental railroad. Crocker's work with the railroad, real estate speculation and other business ventures made him one of the wealthiest men in the United States during the 19th century.

Related Names
Bugbee, Samuel C.
Mahoney, John, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Sacramento Street, contextual view from northwest
Oblique view from north-northeast, including corner pylon at Taylor Street
Crocker fence along Taylor Street, oblique view from northeast
Oblique view along Taylor Street, from south-southeast
Sacramento Street gate, overhead view from south (from cathedral's north tower)
Crocker fence along Sacramento Street, contextual view from northwest
Sacramento Street gate and pylons, contextual view from northwest
Sacramento Street gate and pylons, view from southeast (from inside fence)
Sacramento Street gate and pylons, elevation view from north
Sacramento Street gate, perspective view from southwest (from inside fence)
Sacramento Street gate, perspective view from southwest (from inside fence)
Sacramento Street gate, detail view from north
Corner pylon at Taylor and Sacramento Streets, detail view from east
Pylon, detail view from north along Sacramento St
Pylon, detail view from east along Taylor Street


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