Cliff House Project

 


John Tait
Proprietor Sept 1907 - 1910?


John Tait
(photo from obituary, 05-10-1952)

 


San Francisco Call - 17 July 1905
Tait's Cafe

 


San Francisco Call - 24 July 1905
John Tait leaves Tait's cafe

 


San Francisco Call - 7 December 1906
Joins Claremont Hotel as manager

 

 


San Francisco Call - 27 February 1907
First reference to John Tait as Cliff House lessee

 


"LEASE SIGNED FOR CLIFF HOUSE"
San Francisco Chronicle - Apr 23 1907

 


San Francisco Call - 18 May 1907

 


San Francisco Call - 2 June 1907

 


San Francisco Call - 15 October 1909
Last reference to John Tait working at Cliff House

 

 


San Francisco Call - 15 October 1912

 


San Francisco Call - 28 April 1913
John Tait offers free sandwiches to spectators at "Indoor Yachtsmen" event
By December of 1910 Colonel John Farley is mentioned as the Cliff House manager, so the source of the
sandwiches is unclear to me.

 


Sacramento Union - 23 May 1915
Operating the Tallac in Lake Tahoe district

 


Los Angeles Herald - 2 November 1917
Restaurant spokesman during WWI

 


Sacramento Union - 15 December 1920
"Tipped" during prohibition

 


SF Chronicle - May 10 1952
John Tait Obituary