May 16, 2013

A Nautical Nod To Dogpatch's Past, Present, And Future

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Before San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood was expanded by filling the marshes at the edge of the Bay, the corner of Third and 23rd was a waterfront location upon which the Tubbs Cordage Mill sat, manufacturing nautical ropes and the "life-saving net" for the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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And in a nod to the site's history, the designs for the 1201 Tennessee project include a rope based sculpture and educational nautical knot tying station along the development's proposed mid-block passage between Third and Tennessee:

First Published: May 16, 2013 10:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

I wonder if there will be a similar ropes and knots tribute installed when the armory building is eventually redeveloped.

But seriously it is nice to see a tribute to the historical use of this location.

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at May 16, 2013 10:16 AM

Dang...that's one thick rope!

Posted by: 49yo hipster at May 16, 2013 11:21 AM

Alfred Tubbs, owner of Tubbs Cordage. A bit of background:

Sold the original rivets to the Levis Strauss brothers for their denim. Founded Chateau Monetelena Winery in Napa valley.

An 18th century entrepreneur, if ever there was one.

Posted by: Mr. Roarke & Tatoo at May 16, 2013 2:29 PM

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