A cast stone sculpture of British nurse Florence Nightingale stands outside Laguna Honda Hospital in Twin Peaks, San Francisco.
Nightingale is widely credited as being one of the pioneers of modern nursing.
A plaque on the statue reads:
In memory of Florence Nightingale, ‘The Founder of Professional Nursing’. Designed and created by the late David Edstrom. Dedicated National Hospital Day, May 12, 1939
In 2016 the city’s Department of Public Works determined that the geographic center of San Francisco was located on Corbett Avenue near the Rooftop Elementary School Twin Peaks campus. A brass surveyor’s disc marking the approximate position was placed in the sidewalk opposite 771 Corbett Avenue but was very quickly stolen.