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The Missing Towers of Diamond Heights and Landmark Wall

The Missing Towers of Diamond Heights and Landmark Wall

Up until the 1960s, the total population of Diamond Heights, between Noe Valley and Glen Canyon, was under 400 people. Following a post-World War II population boom resultant housing shortage in San Francisco, the newly formed (and since disbanded) San Francisco Redevelopment Agency set its sights on the three... Read More »

$2.5 Million Cut for Landmark Presidio Heights Home

$2.5 Million Cut for Landmark Presidio Heights Home

Having hit the market in July priced at $16 million, as we first reported at the time, the asking price for the Landmark Presidio Heights home at 3500 Jackson Street which was designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1909 has just been reduced by $2.5 million (15.6 percent)... Read More »

San Francisco Landmark on the Market Touting Opportunity

San Francisco Landmark on the Market Touting Opportunity

Designed by Albert Pissis and built in 1912, CPMC’s 20,000-square-foot Health Sciences Library Building at 2395 Sacramento Street was designated a San Francisco Historic Landmark 37 years ago. But with the library having since been digitized and its services gone virtual, the Sacramento Street building was recently emptied and... Read More »

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Plans to convert the former Sacred Heart Church turned Church of 8 Wheels skating rink into a mixed-use development at 554 Fillmore Street have been supersized and would now yield 33 residential units over 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space and a basement garage as proposed. But... Read More »

Landmark Presidio Heights Home Priced at $16 Million

Landmark Presidio Heights Home Priced at $16 Million

Designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1909, the Landmark “Roos House” at 3500 Jackson Street, in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights, is about to hit the market with a $16 million price tag. Commissioned by Morris Meyerfeld as a gift to his daughter and new son-in-law, Leon Roos of... Read More »

The Quest to Reopen Julius’ Castle

The Quest to Reopen Julius’ Castle

As we wrote about this long-shuttered local landmark back in 2014: Having operated as a restaurant since 1922, but shuttered in 2007 amid allegations of landlord fraud and un-permitted renovations, San Francisco’s landmark Julius’ Castle at 302 Greenwich Street hit the market in 2010 listed for $4,950,000. Having failed... Read More »

Foreclosed upon El Rey Theater Could Soon Be Landmarked

Foreclosed upon El Rey Theater Could Soon Be Landmarked

Designed by master architect Timothy Pflueger and opened in 1931, the 1,800-seat El Rey Theater at 1970 Ocean Avenue was shuttered and sold to Voice of Pentecost in 1977, which then converted the 35,000-square-foot building into a church and small Pentecostal school. Mortgaged to pay for upgrades to the... Read More »

The High-Tech Conversion of Saint Joseph’s Church Is Underway

The High-Tech Conversion of Saint Joseph’s Church Is Underway

The plans to rehab Saint Joseph’s Church at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the Western SoMa building into a high-tech office space, with a restaurant and 2,500-square-foot assembly hall in its parish and rectory, were approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission early last year. The construction crew is now... Read More »

The Race to Landmark or Raze Hap’s Old Mission District Haunt

The Race to Landmark or Raze Hap’s Old Mission District Haunt

A member of the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame, Loren ‘Hap’ Jones was a pioneer in motorcycle riding, racing and culture. And he was the first civilian to cross the Golden Gate Bridge, silently weaving his Indian motorcycle through the crowd of pedestrians waiting to cross the new... Read More »

Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Rebirth of Geneva Car Barn Building Ready to Roll

Plans to rehabilitate and re-purpose the landmark and long-abandoned Geneva Car Barn buildings at Geneva and San Jose have been in the works since 2004. And with funding having been secured for Phase One of the two-phase project, a project which will eventually transform the former Powerhouse and Office... Read More »