Historical Plaques Celebrate North Beach's Cultural Identity

Feb 28, 2018 542

Last week, the Top of Broadway Community Benefit District (ToBCBD) celebrated the unveiling of ten bronze commemorative plaques that highlight "prominent landmarked and historic businesses" that shaped North Beach's cultural identity. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at North Beach tavern Specs' Twelve Adler Museum Café (12 William Saroyan Pl.) with members of ToBCBD in attendance, along with Elly Simmons, daughter of late café owner Richard Edward Simmons. 

District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin said the plaques “bring to life the bawdy, vibrant and colorful legacy of the Barbary Coast and the famed Broadway strip." The process for selecting honorees for the commemorative markers began in late 2014, when the CBD received a city Community Challenge Grant. Since then, the nonprofit worked to identify suitable locations for the markers, many of which highlight entities that no longer exist.

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