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Talbot-Dutton House

 
 
Talbot -Dutton House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 18, 2009
1. Talbot -Dutton House Marker
Inscription. Circa 1869
Talbot-Dutton House
Registered Landmark 57
City and County of San Francisco

 
Location. 37° 47.682′ N, 122° 25.482′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west on Pacific Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1782 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Ellen Pleasant Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); Octagon House (approx. half a mile away); George Sterling Park and the Alice Marble Tennis Courts (approx. half a mile away); Sterling Park (approx. half a mile away); Russian Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crocker Mansions (approx. 0.6 miles away); Issei Women's Legacy (approx. 0.6 miles away); A New Ballgame (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the fence directly to the left of the front gate, with a matching interpretive sign directly to the right of the gate. The Talbot-Dutton House is a private residence.
 
Regarding Talbot-Dutton House.
Talbot -Dutton House - Italianate Style Victorian, Circa 1869 - View from Southwest Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 18, 2009
2. Talbot -Dutton House - Italianate Style Victorian, Circa 1869 - View from Southwest
{The following text is taken verbatim from the interpretive sign to the right of the front gate:}
In the late 1860's, San Francisco was young and growing, with the gold fever still at play. Many of the large homes, beside the mansions on Rincon and Nob Hills, were being erected along the Van Ness corridor and nearby perimeter. In those days, the sidewalks were wooden and the view down to the bay included vast pasture land known as "Cow Hollow".

William Chaloner Talbot was born in East Machias, Maine in 1816 and later entered his father's lumber and shipping company. In 1850 William Talbot sailed around "Cape Horn" to California with a cargo of lumber and rare woods on board the tall sail schooner "Oriental". He established his own firm, W.C. Talbot and Co., and engaged in lumber trade along the coast of South America and the Hawaiian Islands. Talbot established a sawmill at "Port Gamble", Washington with his brother-in-law, Andrew J. Pope, and became the Pope and Talbot Lumber Co., still in existence to this day.

It was in the year 1869 that William Talbot decided to purchase the property and erect this house as a wedding gift to his beautiful daughter "Mary" and the handsome socialite "Henry Dutton Jr." upon their marriage. This elaborate two story wooden structure was built completely from Redwood from yjr Washington forests and from rare imported woods
Talbot -Dutton House - Front View Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 18, 2009
3. Talbot -Dutton House - Front View
from South America. This style of architecture was greatly in fashion from the late 1860's through the mid 1870's and remains an excellent example of "Italianate Townhouse".

Fortunately, this beautiful Victorian structure was saved from the devastation of "The Great Earth Quake and Fire" of 1906, which had stopped at "Van Ness Avenue" only one block away. Many of the Victorian homes which were built in this area in during the late 19th Century have been removed and replaced with larger structures. Yet, still, a few remain in existance for the enjoyment of people from all over the world who find pleasure in the heritage of San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Our History. Pope and Talbot's company history. (Submitted on April 19, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Talbot -Dutton House - Wide View, Looking East Along Pacific Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 18, 2009
4. Talbot -Dutton House - Wide View, Looking East Along Pacific Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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