#0691 Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King


#0691 Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King

Site information:

First Unitarian Church, Franklin between Starr King and Geary, San Francisco


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King

Apostle of liberty, humanitarian, Unitarian minister, who in the Civil War bound California to the Union and led her to excel all other states in support of the United States Sanitary Commission, predecessor to the American Red Cross. His statue, together with that of Father Junípero Serra, represents California in the National Capitol. His name is borne by a Yosemite peak-"A man to match our mountains."

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California Historical Society and the First Unitarian Church of San Francisco, April 24, 1960.

Registered 7/31/1959