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Landmark 650
Site of the What Cheer House
Sacramento and Leidesdorff (Plaque At Southwest Corner)
Financial District
Built 1852
Destroyed 1906
California Landmark 650: Site of the What Cheer House in San Francisco
The plaque is on the side of a building in Leidesdorff Alley just off Sacramento Street.
 
California Landmark 650: Site of the What Cheer House in San Francisco
15 June 2008
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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 first museum.

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.

 
 
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