Niantic Hotel (Building)
California State Historic Landmark 88
#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.
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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