California Historical Landmarks in San Francisco

California Historical Landmark 754
Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art
California Street at Mason
Nob Hill
Built 1893

California Historical Landmark #754: Site of Mark Hopkins Institute of Art
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Site of Mark Hopkins Institute of Art

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.

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