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Lotta's Fountain

Coner of Geary-Market and Kearny Streets, San Francisco, CA
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“market street” (6 reviews)
“crabtree” (6 reviews)
Coner of Geary-Market and Kearny Streets, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The traditional place where survivors meet on the anniversary of the quake, now just a place to remember. A pleasant fountain and monument on Market Street downtown.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a beautiful looking fountain, unfortunately it's at a very busy intersection. I managed to get a quick picture when doing a bus tour. The fountain isn't in use, but more of a memorial from the 1906 Earthquake. If your in the area, it's...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 26 April 2017

As we were driving in from the airport, we rode by this interesting fountain. I did some research and found it to be called the Lotta’s Fountain. It is located at the intersection of Market Street, where Geary and Kearny Streets connect in downtown San...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 6 April 2017

There is a gathering each year in front of this fountain to mark the anniversary of th 1906 earthquake. It's a handsome fountain in the middle of downtown, a meeting place.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This beautiful cast-iron fountain with lion's-head spigots is much more interesting once you know the historical context. It was donated to the city of San Francisco in 1875 by the American actress Lotta Crabtree. Crabtree was one of the the most popular and highest paid...More

3  Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The beautifully restored Lotta’s Fountain was used during the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires as a meeting point for locals. Over the years, many of the city’s leading political figures have shown up alongside with survivors on the anniversary date to honor and have remembrance...More

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Ok history buffs - The fountain was commissioned by Lotta Crabtree as a gift to the city of San Francisco. It was dedicated on September 9, 1875. The cast iron fountain served as a meeting point during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and resulting fires,...More

Thank SIngDelaware
Reviewed 27 January 2016

There's not a whole lot to this memorial to those killed in the great earthquake and fire of 1906. This is the spot where survivors used to gather every year to mark the anniversary of one of the greatest natural disasters in U.S. history. This...More

Thank ClintPage
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We took the hop on / off bus and we heard about the importance of this statue but we didn’t get off. We learned it had withstood fires, earthquakes and still remains today thus it is relished by the people of San Francisco and signifies...More

1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We whizzed past this on the Big Bus tour. Lotta's Fountain is regarded as one of the oldest surviving monuments in the city. Donated in 1875 and it survived the earthquake of 1906.

Thank PrestonGuild
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in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
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stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
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locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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