Hudson's Bay Company Headquarters

California State Historic Landmark 819

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#819 Hudson's Bay Company
On this block, then on Yerba Buena's waterfront, stood the California headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1841, their chief trader, William G. Rae, purchased the property and started operations. This venture caused wide speculation about British intentions. Inadequate profits, a declining fur catch, and pressure of U.S. expansion caused Hudson's Bay Company to end California operations.

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505 Montgomery between Sacramento and Commercial Sts, San Francisco.

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