Mount Olympus (San Francisco)

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Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus (San Francisco) is located in San Francisco County
Mount Olympus (San Francisco)
Type Open space park
Location San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°45′47″N 122°26′44″W / 37.7629856°N 122.4455267°W / 37.7629856; -122.4455267Coordinates: 37°45′47″N 122°26′44″W / 37.7629856°N 122.4455267°W / 37.7629856; -122.4455267[1]
Area 1,000 sq yd (840 m2)[2]
Elevation 553 feet (169 m)[3]
Operated by San Francisco Recreation & Parks

Mount Olympus is a hill located on Upper Terrace in the Ashbury Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. It was once considered to mark the geographical center of the city, and was topped off by a statue given by Adolph Sutro, the Triumph of Light, now lost.[4] Only the statue's pedestal remains, and the view from the top is obstructed by trees and condominiums.


  1. ^ "Mount Olympus". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Mount Olympus". San Francisco Recreation & Parks. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Mount Olympus, California". Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  4. ^ Saperstein, Susan. "Sutro's Triumph of Light Statue". SF City Guides. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 

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