Union Square

Geary, Powell, Post & Stockton Streets; San Francisco, CA

Public plaza dedicated in 1850

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Union Square

Photo taken by Richard Doody in July 2010

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Description 

"UNION SQUARE - 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." - California Historic Landmark No.623

A 97' tall column commemorating Admiral George Dewey's victory at Manila Bay was erected in the center of the square in 1903.

The world's first underground parking garage, designed by Timothy Pflueger, was built under the square between 1939 and 1941 .

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • April 8, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 8, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 8, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody