Articles Recently Tagged: San Francisco Landmarks

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Landmark Firehouse 8 on the Market for $7.35 Million

Landmark Firehouse 8 on the Market for $7.35 Million

Built in 1917 and landmarked in 1988, the Russian Hill firehouse at 1648 Pacific Avenue was sold in a city auction for $1.8 million in 2007. The buyers, Gavin Jefferies and Teresa Nittolo, spent the next six years upgrading, expanding and converting the space – which had been home... Read More »

A Move to Landmark The Upper Haight Is Underway

A Move to Landmark The Upper Haight Is Underway

While ground zero for the nation’s “hippie” and counter-culture movement in the 1960s, and one of the neighborhoods most commonly associated with the ethos of San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury, or The Upper Haight, isn’t one of the City’s twelve Landmark Districts. But that could soon change. Roughly defined as Haight... Read More »

Fairmont Hotel Salon To Close, New Rooms To Be Added

Fairmont Hotel Salon To Close, New Rooms To Be Added

The new owners of the historic Fairmont Hotel are planning to close its beauty parlor, the Mr. Eckhard Beauty Salon, on the mezzanine level of the hotel’s lobby and convert the space to six new guest rooms. The plans include the addition of eight new guest rooms across the... Read More »

Rube Goldberg Building Poised To Be Landmarked, Tenants Evicted

Rube Goldberg Building Poised To Be Landmarked, Tenants Evicted

Against the wishes of the building’s owner, San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is poised to recommend that the two-story R. L. Goldberg Building at 182-198 Gough Street be designated a historic landmark by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. Initiated by the residential tenants of the building who are fighting... Read More »

Swedish American Hall Should Be A Landmark, Ja?

Swedish American Hall Should Be A Landmark, Ja?

Designed by Swedish-born master architect August Nordin and built in 1907, the Swedish American Hall at 2168 Market Street is on its way to becoming an official San Francisco landmark. From the Planning Department’s Draft Landmark Designation report for the building, the renovation of which is nearing completion and... 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 »

San Francisco’s 12th Landmark District: Duboce Park?

San Francisco’s 12th Landmark District: Duboce Park?

With 65 percent of the 34 surveyed property owners within the district in support, 29 percent opposed, and 6 percent indifferent, San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is moving forward with plans to establish the Duboce Park Landmark District and the Article 10 Landmarking of 87 residential buildings along Waller,... Read More »

Care To Get Your Castle On? A Restored Albion Castle Returns

Care To Get Your Castle On? A Restored Albion Castle Returns

A few months after Laughing Squid launched their blog from Albion Castle in early 2005 the Hunter’s Point property at 881 Innes Avenue was auctioned off at the Palace Hotel in front of a thousand spectators and sold for $2,090,000 (purchased for $400,000 in 1999). The mortgage banker buyer... Read More »

For Our Love Of Old Engine House #23 (3022 Washington)

For Our Love Of Old Engine House #23 (3022 Washington)

We’ve had a serious crush on the converted firehouse at 3022 Washington for as long as we can remember. And just when we thought our crush couldn’t get any stronger, we catch a glimpse of that beautiful wood burning stove… Designed by Architect Bernhardt Henriksen, the San Francisco firehouse... Read More »

The Royal San Francisco

The Royal San Francisco

The Royal Insurance Building at 201 Sansome Street was built in 1907 for the Royal Globe Insurance Company, and after ninety-nine years, it’s going residential. Designed by New York City architects, Howell and Stokes, the building was designated a San Francisco Landmark in 1983 (the exterior of the building... Read More »