California Historical Landmarks in San Francisco
California Historical Landmark 754
Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art
California Street at Mason
In February 1893, Mr. Edward F. Searles donated the Hopkins Mansion to the University of California in trust for the San Francisco Art Institute for "instruction in and illustration of the fine arts, music and literature" and as San Francisco's first cultural center.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 754
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the San Francisco Art Institute, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, and California Historical Society. October 20, 1961.