The Giants won't be the only San Francisco institution honoring
Garcia, as plans are in the works to install commemorative plaques at the Grateful
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
Garcia called 121 Amazon Ave. home for his first five years in San Francisco and then
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
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]