National Register of Historic Places in San Francisco: Doolan Residence and Storefronts

San Francisco Landmark #253: Doolan-Larson Residence and Storefronts 13 June 2012
National Register #09001201
Doolan Residence and Storefronts
1500-1512 Haight Street and 557 Ashbury Street
Built 1903

This Doolan Residence is a Colonial Revival residence over storefronts located in the Haight Street commercial corridor. Colonial Revival is a rare style in San Francisco, found mostly in major residences in the Pacific Heights neighborhood.

This building is particularly significant because of its unusual integration of residential and commercial uses on one site. The residence was built in 1903. It was raised in 1907 and converted to a mixed-use residential/commercial

The property symbolizes the history of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, in particular, the hippie movement of the 1960s which was born in the Haight-Ashbury and caused a political, social and cultural revolution that affected youth worldwide.

Located on the northwest corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets, the Doolan Residence and Storefronts are the neighborhood's ground zero. The property has served as a backdrop for countless photographs and as a location for many documentaries about this famous San Francisco neighborhood.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 2009.

The Doolan-Larson Residence is San nFrancisco Landmark 253.

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