Portals of the Past.

Safest Place To Be During A San Francisco Earthquake

Field review by the editors.

San Francisco, California

When the earthquake of April 18, 1906 leveled San Francisco, a stone and marble portico -- once part of a mansion -- was the most famous thing left standing on Nob Hill. And it still stands today, so we figure that merits designation as a proven safe spot to be standing for the next Big One.

The portico was moved to Golden Gate Park and renamed "Portals of the Past." It sits on the edge of a pond, along the northwest portion of the park. It's a nice spot to get a bit of shade, which is what a homeless man was doing when we viewed it. Respectfully, we decided not to do our shaking camera, yow-earr-rr-th-th-quake poses.

Safest Place To Be During A San Francisco Earthquake

Golden Gate Park

801 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, CA
In Golden Gate Park, on the northwest shore of Lloyd Lake. On the north side of John F. Kennedy Drive, just west of Transverse Drive and Hwy 1.
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