National Register of Historic Places in San Francisco

National Register #73000436: Building at 45-57 Beideman Place
National Register #73000436: Building at 45-57 Beideman Place 31 January 2012
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National Register #73000436: Building at 45-57 Beideman Place Photo Courtesy San Francisco Public Library

Written on back of photo: Now at 43-45 Beideman Place.
Moved 1974 from 848 Octavia Street.
Two family, two story, wood frame structure.
This planar, early Italianate structure has a simple elegance composed of a horizontal solidity rather than a verticality so typical of most Victorians.

National Register #73000436
Building at 45-57 Beideman Place
45-57 Beideman Place Between Ellis and O'Farrell
Built 1875

This Italianate house was moved here from 848 Octavia Street in 1974. Its neighbor at 33-35 Beideman Place was moved here from 736-738 Franklin Street.

In the early 1970's, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency razed much of the Western Addition, a 19th century residential neighborhood regarded as a slum. A few vintage buildings were saved by private buyers.

In 1973, some Victorian residences were listed on the National Register of Historic Places and moved to save them from San Francisco Redevelopment Agency slum clearance. These residences were among the first NRHP listings in San Francisco. Prior to 1973, only fourteen San Francisco properties had been listed on the NRHP.

The following is excerpted from the NRHP Nomination Form for 33-35 Beideman Place:

Because of the zoning within the project area, this building has to be either demolished or moved to a more suitable location where it can be rehabilitated and preserved.

This will be one of eight buildings to be moved onto a two block development within the Western Addition. These two city blocks will be intensively developed with projects including scattered public housing, moderately priced private housing, private rehabilitation and rehabilitation for public bidding and resale by the San Francisco Redevelopment agency. A few rehabilitation projects have already been completed within these two blocks.

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