Historic Map - San Francisco, CA - 1878

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The city of San Francisco. Birds eye view from the bay looking south-west. Sketched & drawn by C.R. Parsons.

The city of San Francisco was incorporated in 1850, and later grew to become one of the most famous cities in the US. The California Gold Rush in 1848 saw the city's population increase from 1,000 to 25,000 over the course of a year. This beautiful map provides a look back to the early beginnings of the city. Complete reference list below.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

  1. Hunters Point.
  2. Point San Quentin
  3. Long Bridge
  4. Rope Works
  5. Bay View Race Course
  6. Potrero
  7. Mission Bay
  8. Catholic Orphan Asylum
  9. Magdalen Asylum
  10. S.P. & C.P.R.R. Depots & Bldg
  11. Pacific Mail S.S. Co's Wharf
  12. South Park
  13. Woodwards Gardens
  14. S.F. Assaying Works
  15. Rincon Hill
  16. Reservoir
  17. Orphan Asylum
  18. Alms House
  19. Mechanics Pavilion
  20. St. Lukes Hospital
  21. U.S. Mint
  22. City Hall
  23. Howard St.
  24. M.E. Church
  25. Baldwins Hotel & Opera House
  26. Selby Shot Tower
  27. Lick House
  28. Union Square
  29. Trinity Church
  30. Masonic Temple
  31. Occidental Hotel
  32. Marine Hospital
  33. Palace Hotel
  34. Cosmopolitan Hotel
  35. Grand Hotel
  36. Oriental Block
  37. Seamens Bethel
  38. Oakland Ferry, C.P.R.R.
  39. Golden Gate Park
  40. Jewish Synagogue
  41. Agricultural Park & Race Course
  42. Lone Mountain
  43. Calvary Cemetery
  44. Clay Hill
  45. Res. Mark Hopkins Esq.
  46. Res. Chas Crocker Esq.
  47. 1st Presbyterian Church
  48. 1st M.E. Church
  49. Res. Gov Stanford
  50. Portsmouth Square
  51. Safe Deposit Co's Bldg
  52. Post Office & Custom House
  53. Bay of San Francisco
  54. Laurel Hill Cemetery
  55. Hayes Valley
  56. Larkin St. Presbyterian Church
  57. St. Francis Church
  58. Sugar Refinery
  59. Cliff House
  60. Point Loeos
  61. Mountain Lake
  62. St. Bridgets Church
  63. Washington Square
  64. Telegraph Hill
  65. India Docks
  66. Persido Barracks - Military Reservation
  67. R.C. Convent
  68. Toland Medical College
  69. Floating Dry Dock
  70. Point Bonita
  71. Fort Point
  72. Golden Gate
  73. Lime Point
  74. Black Point Fortification
  75. Pioneer Mills
  76. Sebly's Smelting Works


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