San Francisco Points of Interest

Site of First American Flag Raising in San Francisco
17 May 2012
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Site of First American Flag Raising in San Francisco
Portsmouth Plaza

The Plaque Reads

On this spot the American flag was first raised in San Francisco by Commander John B. Montgomery of the U. S. S. Portsmouth

July 9 1846

Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution
San Francisco Chapters

When the USS Portsmouth dropped anchor in Yerba Buena Cove, the shoreline of San Francisco Bay was one block east of this spot where Montgomery Street is today.

A plaque on A. P. Gianinni's Bank of Italy building at the intersection of Montgomery and Clay marks the spot where Commander Montgomery came ashore.

Points of historical interest associated with Portsmouth Plaza and Gold Rush San Francisco:

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