#0754 Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art


#0754 Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art

Site information:

SE corner of California at Mason, San Francisco

Nothing remains of the original mansion, which burned in the 1906 fire.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Site of The Mark Hopkins Insitute of Art

In February 1893, Mr. Edward F. Searles donated the Hopkins Mansion to the University of California in trust for the San Francisco Art Institute for 'instruction in and illustration of the fine arts, music, and literature,' and as San Francisco's first cultural center.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the San Francisco Art Institute, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, and California Historical Society, October 20, 1961.

Registered 12/22/1960