#754:  Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art

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SE corner of California at Mason, San Francisco





State Plaque



From the plaque:

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.

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