San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco Landmark 269: University Mound Old Ladies Home
30 April 2023
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San Francisco Landmark 269
University Mound Old Ladies Home
350 University Street
Built 1930-1931

This Colonial Revival convalescent home, constructed of reinforced concrete and brick, was designed by master architects Martin J. Rist and Alfred I. Coffey. It is one of the few high style Colonial Revival institutional buildings in San Francisco that retains a high degree of physical integrity having undergone few alterations since its construction.

The building is in the Portola area, a residential neighborhood of two‐story single family homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. It is located directly across from the University Mound Reservoir.

Source: Adapted from San Francisco Landmark Designation Application for University Mound Old Ladies Home, 17 November 2015.


When we photographed the building, it housed Portola Gardens, an assisted living community.

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