California Historical Landmarks in San Francisco
California Historical Landmark 90
Site of Fort Gunnybags
243 Sacramento Street
Was situated on this spot
Headquarters of the Vigilante Committee during the year
The Vigilance Committee erected a scaffold in Davis Street near Fort Gunnybags and executed Brace and Heatherington (alternately, Hetherington) on July 29, 1856, for unrelated murders.
The Sacramento Block warehouse was a simple, two-story Classical Revival building built of brick and stucco. The first floor had casement doors and the second floor had tall casement windows. Although the Sacramento Block building was destroyed in the Great Earthquake and Fire, surviving warehouses in the nearby Northeast Waterfront Historic District are similar to the lost building.