#0819 Hudson's Bay Company Headquarters


#0819 Hudson's Bay Company Headquarters

Site information:

S side of Commercial St between Montgomery and Kearny, San Francisco

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

37.794132, -122.403476

Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Hudson's Bay Company

On this block, then on Yerba Buena's waterfront, stood the California headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company. Their chief trader, William G. Tae, purchased the property and started operations in 1841. This venture caused wide speculation about British intentions. Inadequate profits, a declining fur catch, and pressure of U.S. expansion caused Hudson's Bay Company to end its California operations.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Redwood Coast Outpost of the "Westerners", April 17, 1968.

Registered 9/25/1967