#819:  Hudson's Bay Company Headquarters

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

37.794132, -122.403476




State Plaque



From the plaque:

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.

©2009 David Schmitt