Elixir (HM23BL)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94103 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.892', W 122° 25.46'

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This is the second oldest known continually operating Saloon location in San Francisco and a centerpiece of the Mission Dolores Neighborhood. On this site Francis Daneal's "bar-room" was listed in the 1858 edition of the San Francisco Registry. Right at this corner in 1851 is also where the Mission Plank Road began, making it quite possible that a saloon was here earlier than 1858. Research has shown that this location has changed ownership and names throughout the years but has always remained a drinking establishment. Owners of note from the past include Francis Daneal (1858-1875), Hugh Mooney (1875-1893), Patrick McGinnis (1893-1933), Thomas Sheehan (1934-1938), Florence and Swede (1966-1984), and William Carlson/Birute Cassidy (1990-2003).

McGinnis rebuilt the place after it burnt down during the 1906 Earthquake by building it inside a more grandiose building designed by Brainerd Jones which is the basis of what we see today. The location also survived the "Noble Experiment" of prohibition under auspices of a "soft drink parlor".

In 2003 H. Joseph Ehrmann bought the place and closed its doors in order to restore the saloon to its original Victorian glory whose design lay buried under nearly 100 years of use. After it reopened under the name Elyxir, it became a pioneer in the revival of the cocktail culture, and eventually
earning recognition as a San Francisco Legacy Bar in 2011.

Dedicated March 18th 6022 (2017) By Capitulus Redivivus Mother Lodge Yerba Buena #1 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus Credo Quia Absurdum
HM NumberHM23BL
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2017
Placed ByCapitulus Redivivus Mother Lodge Yerba Buena #1 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 4:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550703 N 4179883
Decimal Degrees37.76486667, -122.42433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.892', W 122° 25.46'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 53.52" N, 122° 25' 27.6" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650, 707
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3200 16th St, San Francisco CA 94103, US
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