California Historical Landmarks in San Francisco

California Historical Landmark 841
Conservatory of Flowers
John F Kennedy Drive
Golden Gate Park
Built 1879

California Historical Landmark #841: Conservatory of Flowers
The Conservatory Viewed From John F. Kennedy Drive
Commemorative Marker at Top of Stairs Under Palm Tree
California Historical Landmark #841: Conservatory of Flowers

California Historical Landmark #841: Conservatory of Flowers
12 June 2008
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The Conservatory

California's first municipal greenhouse was completed in 1879. It was patterned after The Conservatory, Kew Gardens, England. A distinguished example of late Victorian style using early techniques of mass production and assembly of simple glass units. It was a gift to the City of San Francisco by public spirited citizens.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 841

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission and California Historical Society, November 19, 1970.

In addition to being a California Landmark, the Conservatory is also National Register Listing #71000184 and San Francisco Landmark 50. Only two other buildings in San Francisco have won this triple crown, Mission Dolores and the Old United States Mint.
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