Harvey Milk's home is located on Castro Street in the Castro District of San Francisco, California. It was here that Milk ran his Castro Camera shop from 1973 to 1978. He quickly became known for his support of gay businesses in the area, and the shop became a gathering place for the gay community. It was during this time he earned the monicker The Mayor of Castro Street. He lived in the apartment above the shop and ran his campaigns from there, beginning in 1974, and ending with his election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He became the first openly gay elected official in California history. Three weeks after his election both he and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated in City Hall. There is a plaque commemorating him on the sidewalk in front of the shop.