Lotta’s Fountain

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This fountain was given as a gift to the City by Lotta Crabtree, an entertainer who made it big during the Gold Rush. It’s said that men threw gold nuggets at her feet while she sang. Covered in bronze relief plaques and decorated in floral designs, this eight-foot column is topped with a light fixture but doesn’t function as a working fountain.

After the 1906 earthquake this was one of the only structures still standing and survivors used it as a meeting point during the recovery efforts.

Inscription:
“To Remember Christmas Eve 1910 when Luisa Tetrazzini sang to the people of San Francisco on this spot”

Fun Fact! This is the oldest surviving monument in San Francisco.

Location

690 Market Street

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