Site of What Cheer House
This is the site of the famous What Cheer House, a unqiue hotel opened in 1852 by R. B. Woodward and destroyed by the fire of 1906.
The What Cheer House catered to men only, permitted no liquor on the premises, and housed San Francisco's first free library and
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 650
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California Historical Society and the
American Trust Company, April 24, 1959.