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Whittier Mansion, 2090 Jackson Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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HB102138
Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: Ca

HB102139
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB102140
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB102141
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB102142
Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: Ca

HB102143
Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: Ca

HB102144
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB102145
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB102146
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB102147
Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: Ca

HB102148
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB102149
Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: Ca

HB102150
Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: Ca

HB102151
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB102152
Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: Ca

HB102153
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E


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Item Title


Location
2090 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1907
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
Significance: Built for William Franklin Whittier between 1894 and 1896, this massive Arizona sandstone building has passed through a number of interesting owners. Occupied as a residence until the early 1940s, it was sold to the German Reich in 1941 as a San Francisco consulate. Seized by the Alien Property Custodian (later transferred to the Attorney General of the US) during WWII, it was auctioned in 1950 to Mrs. Echo Leonetti. From her it passed to George and Mary Barton, thence to Robert Wilhelm and Isabell and Paul Dessez, and finally to the California Historical Society in 1956. Mortimer Adler's Institute of Philosophical Research occupied part of the building from 1952 to 1956. It is one of the few major houses of the later 19th century to survive to the present day, and is an interesting combination of massive Richardsonian Romanesque with Period styling. The architectural details of the interiors are exceptional in material and in preservation; they reflect studious variations of historical sources which marked the end of 19th century American architecture.

Related Names
Whittier, William Franklin
Swain, Edward R.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: ca. 1910 Photo Copy: October 1960 SOUTH ELEVATION
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 SOUTHWEST ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 ENTRANCE DOOR (South Elevation)
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 ENTRANCE DOOR ESCUTCHEON
5. Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: ca. 1900 Photo Copy: October 1960 STAIR HALL
6. Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: ca. 1900 Photo Copy: October 1960 STAIR HALL TO EAST
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 RECEPTION ROOM (Northeast Corner)
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 RECEPTION ROOM FIREPLACE (West Wall)
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 FIREPLACE DETAIL (Reception Room)
10. Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: ca. 1900 Photo Copy: October 1960 NORTHWEST PARLOUR
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 NORTHWEST PARLOUR DETAIL
12. Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: ca. 1900 Photo Copy: October 1960 LIVING ROOM
13. Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: ca. 1900 Photo Copy: October 1960 DINING ROOM (Now 'Tamano Room' or North Parlour)
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 NORTH PARLOUR (East Wall)
15. Historic American Buildings Survey California Historical Society Collection Photograph: ca. 1900 Photo Copy: October 1960 SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM
16. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 BATHROOM


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