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Sutro Baths Article

San Francisco Sightseeing, San Francisco Landmarks, History, Sutro Baths, Cliff House

Sutro Baths circa 1896 On March 14, 1896 the Sutro Baths were opened to the public as the world's largest indoor swimming pool establishment. The Baths were built on the sleepy western side of San Francisco by wealthy entrepreneur and former mayor of San Francisco (1894-1896), Adolph Sutro. The...

California Palace of the Legion of Honor Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Buildings, History, Culture, Museum

The California Palace of the Legion of Honor (often abbreviated to simply Legion of Honor by locals) is a fine art museum in San Francisco. The Legion of Honor was the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate and Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder Adolph B. Spreckels. The...

Museum of the City of San Francisco Article

Museum, History

The Museum of the City of San Francisco, operated by the San Francisco Historical Society currently has exhibits at Pier 45 and San Francisco City Hall. The Old Mint is currently undergoing renovations to become the permanent home of the museum. The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco is a...