"A patch of green" SF Zoo / Other Parks Tip by karenincalifornia

SF Zoo / Other Parks, San Francisco: 7 reviews and 20 photos

  Huntingon Park, San Francisco
by karenincalifornia

Throughout San Francisco are little parks that serve a magnets for the urban dwellers and workers, particularly on a beautiful day. Huntington Park is located across the street from Grace Cathedral.

This park is the site of the mansion built by railroad baron Collis P. Huntington. The mansion was destroyed by the fire following he 1906 earthquake. Mrs. Huntington then donated the land to the city of San Francisco to serve as a park in perpetuity.

Across from the park is the exclusive Pacific Union Club (brown brick building). Formerly, it was the residence of James Flood, another railroad magnate. While the other wooden mansions burned in the 1906 fire, the Flood mansion, built of brick, survived.

To the right of th Pacific Union Club in this picture is the Mark Hopkins Hotel. It was built on the site of the Mark Hopkins residence. Mark Hopkins was also a railroad baron and the original residence was also destroyed in the 1906 fire.

Website: http://www.sfzoo.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 24, 2004
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