San Francisco Historic District
The Alamo Square Historic District contains distinguished residential architecture built between 1870 and 1929. Many were designed by architects, including a virtual cross-section of the City's better professionals. Most of the original owner-residents were moderately successful businessmen.
With a variety of architectural styles, the district is unified in its residential character, relatively small scale, construction type, materials (principally wood), intense ornamentation (especially at entry and cornice), and use of basements and retaining walls to adjust for hillside sites.
Adapted from San Francisco Planning Code: Article 10, Appendix E.
Individually recognized buildings within the Alamo Square Historic District are: