#0088 Niantic Hotel (Building)


#0088 Niantic Hotel (Building)

Site information:

505 Sansome, plaque on Clay St wall, San Francisco

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Site of Ship Niantic

The emigrant ship Niantic stood on this spot in the early days "when the water came up to Montgomery Street." Converted to other uses, it was covered with a shingle roof with offices and stores on the deck, at the level of which was constructed a wide balcony surmounted by a veranda. The hull was divided into warehouses entered by doorways on the sides. The fire of May 3, 1851 destroyed all but the submerged hulk, which later was utilized as the foundation for the Niantic Hotel, a famous hostelry that stood until 1872.

This tablet placed by the Historic Landmarks Committee of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Sept. 19, 1919.

Registered 3/29/1933