California Historical Landmarks in San Francisco
California Historical Landmark 650
Site of the What Cheer House
Sacramento and Leidesdorff (Plaque At Southwest Corner)
Site of What Cheer House
This is the site of the famous What Cheer House, a unqiue hotel opened in 1852 by R. B. Woodward and destroyed by the fire of 1906. The What Cheer House catered to men only, permitted no liquor on the premises, and housed San Francisco's first free library and first museum.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 650
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California Historical Society and the American Trust Company, April 24, 1959.