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Now Seeking Nominations For New San Francisco Landmarks

Now Seeking Nominations For New San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco’s Planning Department is seeking nominations for new historic landmarks to be added to the City’s official list of 266 “iconic architectural masterpieces, monuments to historic events, and places associated with cultural and social movements” that have defined San Francisco. Nominations can include buildings, districts, places, structures or... Read More »

Plans For A 7,100-Square-Foot Liberty Hill Spec Home

Plans For A 7,100-Square-Foot Liberty Hill Spec Home

Plans to add a three-car garage and triple the size of the existing Liberty Hill home at 3751-3753 20th Street, a half-block from Dolores Park, are making their way through planning.  With the home considered a contributing resource to the Liberty Hill Landmark District, the City’s Historic Preservation Commission... Read More »

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

Vacant since damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, the plans to rehab the Saint Joseph’s Church, parish hall and rectory at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the church, so to speak, into an 18,000-square-foot office space with 1,300 square feet of retail and a 2,500-square-foot assembly hall... Read More »

Rent An Octagonal San Francisco Landmark For $10K A Month

Rent An Octagonal San Francisco Landmark For $10K A Month

One of the oldest houses on Russian Hill, and one of only two surviving homes in San Francisco with an octagonal floor plan, the landmark Feusier Octagon House at 1067 Green Street has popped up on Craigslist as a rental with an asking rent of $10,000 a month. Built... Read More »

Last Chance For A Telegraph Hill Landmark

Last Chance For A Telegraph Hill Landmark

Arguing that the operation of Julius’ Castle hasn’t been abandoned but rather “discontinued for a substantial period of time,” a little over seven years to be more exact, the new owner of the landmark Telegraph Hill building has appealed the City’s determination that it can no longer operate as... Read More »

Grand Plans For Geneva Car Barn And Powerhouse Rebirth

Grand Plans For Geneva Car Barn And Powerhouse Rebirth

Designed by the Reid Brothers and built in 1901 at the corner of San Jose and Geneva Avenues for the San Mateo Electric Railway Company, the landmark Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse complex has sat abandoned since 1989 when damaged in the Loma Prieta Earthquake, twenty-five years ago today.... Read More »

Landmark Russian Hill Home Listed For $3K Per Square Foot

Landmark Russian Hill Home Listed For $3K Per Square Foot

Built in 1853 for Joseph H. Atkinson, a builder, bricklayer and real estate agent, the two-story Italian Villa at 1032 Broadway Street was remodeled around 1900 by Willis Polk and survived the Great Quake and Fire in 1906. The landmark Russian Hill home has since been remodeled and upgraded... Read More »

It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

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 to find a buyer and saddled with debt, the owner filed... Read More »

San Francisco’s Historic <1 Percent And Eleven Landmark Districts

Since 1967, roughly 260 individual structures have been designated as San Francisco Landmarks. And since 1972, eleven Landmark Districts have been designated throughout the City, including 85 city blocks and a total of 1,132 parcels, the exteriors of which are now regulated by Article 10 of San Francisco’s Planning... Read More »

Traditional Thanksgiving Thoughts With An Untraditional Floor Plan

Traditional Thanksgiving Thoughts With An Untraditional Floor Plan

With an octagonal floor plan, only one of two in San Francisco, and a totally tubular glass elevator, the only one of which we know, we break tradition and leave you for the holiday weekend with the listing for the landmark Feusier Octagon House at 1067 Green Street, the... Read More »