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Spreckels Mansion, 2080 Washington Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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HB101193
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB101194
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E


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Item Title


Location
2080 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1906
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
Significance: Large and handsome Francophile mansions, built by Adolph B. Spreckels ca. 1912-1913 on a dramatic viewpoint in San Francisco's exclusive Pacific Heights area, has long occupied a prominent visual and social role in the city. It is one of the few truly grand residences in a town which has always prided itself on social elegance, but has signally failed to match the destroyed wooden palaces of the 19th century with more substantial mansions in the 20th century. Placed at the corner of an unusually large city lot (virtually half a block of choice real estate), it looks above its neighbors in chaste classicizing French Baroque beauty - symbolic of the cultural and social prominence of its chatelaine, Alma de Bretteville Spreckels...

Related Names
Spreckels, Adolph Bernard
Applegarth, George


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 SOUTH ELEVATION
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL OF WINDOW - SOUTH ELEVATION


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