Jerry Garcia's San Francisco Homes to be Commemorated with Plaques

Grateful Dead frontman's stomping grounds honored

Jerry lives on in the Excelsior District.

Jerry Garcia is one of San Francisco's most famous sons, and the legendary Grateful Dead frontman and guitarists' former homes in the Excelsior District are to be honored with plaques.

The San Francisco Examiner reports that homes at 121 Amazon, where Jerry lived until he was 5, and 87 Harrington Street, where Jerry lived with his grandmother until he was a teenager, are going to be marked with commemorative plaques.

While the Grateful Dead is more strongly associated with the Haight-Ashbury, the roots run deep elsewhere in the city: The only book Garcia wrote was about his memories of the Excelsior as a child, the newspaper noted.

The plaques could go up in time for the anniversary of Jerry's birth and death next month.

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