Mission Turn Hall, 3543 Eighteenth Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA
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3543 Eighteenth Street, San Francisco, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-2348
Significance: The structure known as Mission Turn Hall (1910 to 1935), Dovre Hall (1935 to 1976) and the Women's Building (1978 to present) is significant as a clear expression of San Francisco's social history. In the post-earthquake era of construction, the German Turn Verein Society (reflective of the city's active German American population) commissioned A. Reinhold Denke to design and build a Turn Hall. Denke utilized a primarily Mission Revival Style for the Mission Turn Hall, which opened its doors in 1910. Many other groups used the facility from its earliest years, including the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West. Even as the building changed owners in 1935 to the Sons and Daughters of Norway, this community usage of the building persisted as its raison d'ete. The Women's Building also follows this tradition of community involvement by mixed ethnic and social groups.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. NORTH FRONT VIEW - 18TH STREET
2. NORTH FRONT AND EAST SIDE VIEW - 18TH STREET & LAPIDGE STREET INTERSECTION
3. NORTH FRONT THIRD AND FOURTH FLOORS WINDOW AND CORNICE DETAILING - 18TH STREET
4. NORTH FRONT ENTRANCE DETAILING - 18TH STREET
5. NORTH FRONT FIRST AND SECOND FLOORS WINDOW DETAILING - 18TH STREET
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