San Francisco Historic District

Alamo Square Historic District: 1378 McAllister Street) In the 1300 Block of McAllister Street
5 February 2009
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Alamo Square
Bounded by Golden Gate Avenue, Divisadero, Webster Street and Fell Street
Designated July 1984

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.

The Westerfeld House and Postcard Row are as identified worldwide with San Francisco as the cable cars and Coit Tower.

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:


Alamo Square Historic District

Map courtesy of San Francisco Planning Department
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