The Old Broadway Jail

The Old Broadway Jail (HM26PD)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94133 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 47.881', W 122° 24.374'

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San Francisco's First County Jail (1851-1906) - 534 Broadway

Constructed at the foot of Telegraph Hill in 1851, the Old Broadway Jail was San Francisco's first real prison, a three-story brick fortress consisting of 60 cells that could house up to 200 prisoners. In 1856, the jail saw hundreds of members of the Vigilance Committee, a citizen-vigilante group, converge on the prison to demand the handing-over of the murderer of a local newspaper editor, who was swiftly found guilty by the committee and hanged two days later. A half-century later, the jail was irreparably damaged in the 1906 Earthquake and dynamited shortly thereafter.
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HM NumberHM26PD
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByTop of Broadway Community Benefits District
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552274 N 4183570
Decimal Degrees37.79801667, -122.40623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.881', W 122° 24.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 52.86" N, 122° 24' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)415, 925, 408
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-20 Romolo Pl, San Francisco CA 94133, US
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