Niantic Hotel (Building)

California State Historic Landmark 88

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location. Landmark comments.

Plaque Photo:

#088 Site of Ship Niantic
The emigrant ship Niantic stood on this spot in the early days "when the water came up to Montgomery Street." Converted to other use, it was covered with a shingle roof with offices and stores on the deck, at the level of which was constructed a wide balcony surmounted by a verandah. The hull was divided into warehouses, entered by doorways on the sides.
The fire of May 3, 1851 destroyed all but the submerged hulk, which later was utilized as the foundation for the Niantic Hotel, a famous hostelry which stood until 1872.

Site Photo:



In lower level of Two Transamerica Center, 505 Sansome at Clay, San Francisco.


The above photo shows a portion of the hull of the Niantic as displayed as part of the California Gold Rush Sesquicentennial museum exhibit.

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