Unearthing San Francisco's past

This video documents an exciting story from Grosvenor Americas - the discovery of a Gold Rush-era ship beneath our development site in Jackson Square, San Francisco.

23rd January 2017

This video documents an exciting story from Grosvenor Americas - the discovery of a Gold Rush-era ship beneath our development site in Jackson Square, San Francisco.

In the mid-1880s the California Gold Rush transformed San Francisco, where stories of those heydays are now an important part of its rich heritage. Grosvenor’s development site in Jackson Square has helped to solve one of the "Barbary Coast’s” enduring mysteries around the final resting place of a legendary ship, the Arkansas. On September 8, 2016, after three archaeological excavations over 12 weeks, the Arkansas was discovered. The City and the San Francisco Maritime Historic Park asked that the Arkansas’ location at 240 Pacific Avenue be precisely mapped and that the ship be left in situ. We have honoured these requests and the ship will be left untouched by construction.

For more information, please visit: www.pacificandbattery.com

 

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For more information contact:
Patti Glass
Director of Marketing & Communications, Grosvenor Americas
+1 604 640 3535
patti.glass@grosvenor.com

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Grosvenor Americas

Grosvenor Americas aims to become a market leader in select geographical areas and sectors in Canada and the USA through focused, strategic expansion. Grosvenor Americas uses their knowledge of the cities they work in and their property skills to develop projects that contribute to the vibrancy and attractiveness of those communities. With particular interest in retail, residential condominiums and apartments, and mixed-use sectors, the Company currently operates in Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Calgary. As at 31 December 2015, Grosvenor Americas had assets under management of $2.7B USD. www.grosvenor.com   @GrosvenorAmer

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