Powell Street (San Francisco)

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Powell Street
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Powell St
NamesakeDr. William J. Powell
LocationSan Francisco
Nearest metro stationBay Area Rapid Transit BSicon LOGO SFmuni.svg Powell Street station
South endMarket Street
North endThe Embarcadero and Jefferson Street at Fisherman's Wharf

Powell Street is a street in San Francisco, California that connects from Market Street through Union Square, North Beach, Nob Hill, Russian Hill and ends at Fisherman's Wharf.

The intersection of Powell Street with Market Street is the starting point of the Powell-Hyde Street terminal line of the San Francisco Cable Car, which ends on Hyde Street at the Aquatic Park Historic District.

The street was named for Dr. William J. Powell, surgeon of the U.S. sloop of war Warren, which was active during the conquest of California.[1]

The Academy of Art University owns and operates several buildings on the street for housing and academic purposes.[2]


  1. ^ Carlisle, Henry C. (1954) Early San Francisco History from Street Names: Street Names N-Z. Virtual Museum of San Francisco. (Retrieved 4-25-13).
  2. ^ "Academy of Art University Campus Map" (PDF). academyart.edu. Academy of Art University. Retrieved 18 April 2017.

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