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Golden Lion Tavern

Historic Building 15

Ingle Building

Golden Lion Tavern, 1906

For many years, the bottom floor of this building was known as the Golden Lion Tavern, its legacy still evident in the original lion sculptures near the entrance and along the outer walls.  The stained glass windows on Fourth Avenue and some of the flooring are original as well.  In 1980, the second floor was destroyed by fire.  During its reconstruction, a salvaged glass dome, originally created for the Elks Club in San Francisco in 1906, was installed.  The replicated mural on the outer wall depicts the camaraderie found in the Golden Lion during the early years of the Gaslamp Quarter.

Gaslamp Quarter

 

Submitted by Bryan Arnold (@nanowhiskers)

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