This week, Sam Jordan's will officially be designated a San Francisco historic landmark. Which raises the question: What took so long?
Honestly, this isn't about the merits of the building, which was erected in 1883. There are other structures from that time in the area.
This is really about Sam's as a cultural outpost and about the legacy of Sam Jordan.
The process turned out to be long, tiring and complicated. But with the help of others, he followed it through. On Friday, Mayor Ed Lee will sign documents officially designating Sam Jordan's as a historical landmark.
h/t K Enea