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San Francisco, California: Where Emperor Norton Lived

E Clampus Vitus marker at the former site of Eureka Lodgings, where Emperor Norton (of the United States, Protector of Mexico) lived for 17 years. The 1870 U.S. Census listed his occupation as "Emperor."

653 Emperor Norton Pl., San Francisco, CA
Commercial Street, north side - either along the sidewalk or in a pocket park between buildings. Street renamed "Emperor Norton Place."
May be gated and locked. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Emperor Norton Place unveiled.

Where Emperor Norton Lived

Commercial Street has been renamed/dedicated to Emperor Norton.

[Missy, 10/02/2023]

Emperor Norton plaque at the base of the fountain.

Where Emperor Norton Lived

The Emperor Norton historical marker is in a small park.

[Ken, 07/19/2019]

The former site of the Eureka Lodgings, where Joshua Abraham Norton resided from 1863 until his death in 1880. According to the 2016 E Clampus Vitus plaque, "The U.S. Census of 1870 showed his residence as the Eureka Lodgings and recorded his occupation as 'Emperor'."

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