#623:  Union Square

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NE corner of Geary and Powell, San Francisco





The state plaque in photo 2 was moved during renovations. Major construction is taking place along parts of Union Square as of 5/2015. I couldn't find the plaque at that time, though it may be blocked by construction.



From the Guidebook:

This was the center of San Francisco in pioneer days, deeded for public use January 3, 1850 during the administration of John White Geary, first mayor and postmaster, and later Governor of Kansas and Pennsylvania. The name originated in 1860 when public meetings were held here in support of the Union.

©2009 David Schmitt