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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 »

City-Owned Buildings With Historic Murals Could Soon Be Sold

City-Owned Buildings With Historic Murals Could Soon Be Sold

In the works since 2010, the two city-owned buildings at the intersection of Alemany Boulevard and Onondaga Avenue (35-45 Onondaga) could soon be authorized to be sold with a proposed minimum bid of $640,000. The sale of the Alemany Health Center buildings would include two murals (Community Spirit and... Read More »

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 »