Site of the What Cheer House

California State Historic Landmark 650

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#650 Site of What Cheer House
This is the site of the famous What Cheer House, a unique hotel opened in 1852 by R.B. Woodward and destroyed by the fire of 1906. The What Cheer House catered to men only, permitted no liquor on the premises, and housed San Francisco's first free library and first museum.

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SW corner of Sacramento and Leidesdorff Sts, San Francisco.

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