The Charles Crocker mansion, circa 1890's.
The mansion burned to the ground in 1906. Crocker's widow eventually gave the land to the Episcopalian Church. Grace Cathedral now stands at the site. (The original Grace Cathedral stood where today’s Ritz Carlton Hotel is located.) The granite retaining wall and black wrought-iron fence that surrounds parts of Grace Cathedral can be seen in the above 19th century photograph.
Fire marks from 1906 remain on the Crocker wall.
This plaque http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Nob_Hill2/4-118.htm appears on the California Street side of Grace Cathedral directly across the street from Masonic Auditorium.
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