Washington Square Park

Stockton, Filbert, Columbus & Union Streets, San Francisco, CA

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Washington Square Park

Photo taken by Richard Doody in July 2010

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Description 

Washington Square Park is one of three city blocks set off as public squares by John W. Geary in 1850. The park is home to historically significant public art; a granite block placed in 1869 as a United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Station; a statue of Ben Franklin (originally erected on Market Street in 1879 and moved here in 1904), and a memorial honoring the Volunteer Fire Department of 1849-1866 donated by Lillie Hitchcock Coit in 1933.

San Francisco Designated Landmark No.226

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • April 25, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody