May 16, 2013

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


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.


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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