San Francisco Points of Interest
The Plaque Reads
On this spot the American flag was first raised in San Francisco by Commander John B. Montgomery of the U. S. S. Portsmouth
July 9 1846
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution
San Francisco Chapters
When the USS Portsmouth dropped anchor in Yerba Buena Cove, the shoreline of San Francisco Bay was one block east of this spot where Montgomery Street is today.
Points of historical interest associated with Portsmouth Plaza and Gold Rush San Francisco: