San Francisco Government Planning Jerry Garcia Tribute

The Giants won't be the only San Francisco institution honoring Jerry Garcia, as plans are in the works to install commemorative plaques at the Grateful Dead front man's childhood homes in time for the band's 50th anniversary in 2015 (and the 20th anniversary of Garcia's passing) according to The Examiner.

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos proposed a resolution yesterday to install plaques at two Excelsior district (121 Amazon Ave. and at 87 Harrington St.) houses where Garcia grew up. "The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the resolution in September" as per The Examiner.

Garcia called 121 Amazon Ave. home for his first five years in San Francisco and then moved to 87 Harrington St. to live with his maternal grandparents. "Commemorating the childhood homes of Jerry Garcia will celebrate Garcia's unique contributions to the social and cultural life of the City and help promote the significant role the Excelsior District played in the formative years of this unique San Franciscan," reads a part of the resolution presented on Tuesday. The full resolution, the first page of which can be viewed above, is available on The Examiner's website.

[Published on: 7/30/14]

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