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McElroy Octagon House, 2645 Gough Street (moved), San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



B&W Photos

HB99604
Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society General View

HB99605
Historic American Buildings Survey Collection Of The Palace Of The Legion Of Honor San Francisco, California

HB99606
Historic American Buildings Survey W

HB99607
Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph A

HB99608
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB99609
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB99610
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB99611
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB99612
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB99613
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E


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Item Title


Location
2645 Gough Street (moved), San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1223
Building/structure dates: 1860 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1906 subsequent work
Significance: The Octagon House was constructed ca. 1860-1861 with plain concrete walls surfaced with "V" groove redwood rustic siding, and with wood quoins at the angles and modified Classical Revival cornice and entrance details. Built for William C. McElroy, it is now owned by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America Resident in California. The building is one of two remaining houses in San Francisco built on the octagon plan, which became popular in mid-19th century America.

Subjects
Moving Of Structures
Clubhouses
Galleries & Museums


Related Names
National Society Of Colonial Dames Resident In Cal
McElroy, William C.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society GENERAL VIEW
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Collection of the Palace of the Legion of Honor San Francisco, California. Copy of 1906 Photo by Arnold Genthe SOUTHWEST CORNER (Original Location)
3. Historic American Buildings Survey W. H. Knowles, Photographer April 1939 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph A. Baird, Jr., Photographer 1956 EAST ELEVATION - NEW LOCATION
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 WEST ELEVATION (New Location)
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 ENTRANCE (West) ELEVATION (New Location)
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 DETAILS OF DOOR (Entrance North Wall)
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 REMODELED LIVING ROOM (To Southwest)
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 REMODELED UPPER HALL (To West)
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 CIRCULAR STAIRWAY AND CEILING MEDALLIONS (Second Floor)


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