San Francisco's First County Jail (1851-1906) - 534 BroadwayConstructed 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.
|Placed By||Top of Broadway Community Benefits District|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 552274 N 4183570|
|Decimal Degrees||37.79801667, -122.40623333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 47.881', W 122° 24.374'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 47' 52.86" N, 122° 24' 22.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||415, 925, 408|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-20 Romolo Pl, San Francisco CA 94133, US|
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