San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 37° 46.634′ N, 122° 26.183′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Fulton Street near Scott Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1198 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA 94117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native Daughters of the Golden West Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1545 Divisadero (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Oscar J. Jackson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Uoki Sakai (approx. 0.7 miles away); A New Ballgame (approx. 0.7 miles away); Issei Women's Legacy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mint Hill (approx. ¾ mile away); King of the Road! (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The tablet misspells the name of the house. It should read “Westerfeld House.”
Also see . . .
1. Westerfeld House. NoeHill in San Francisco entry:
This enormous wood palazzo is the closest San Francisco equivalent to the Carson (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. William Westerfeld House. National Register of Historic Places Asset Detail:
“[The house] embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type and period of construction and possesses high artistic merit in its elaborate design, architectural quality and prominent hilltop location and tower. It is widely recognized virtually as a symbol of San Francisco’s Victorian architecture. ‘One of the most picturesque examples of the Stick Italianate Villa is 1198 Fulton Street, the most imposing building in the area. . . . This enormous wood palazzo is the closest San Francisco equivalent to the Carson house in Eureka; both are exceptionally picturesque versions of the towered villa form, here seen in uncompromising Stick expression with the characteristic squared-bay window of the 1880s.’ It has a high degree of integrity; the rear garage was added before 1912. It possesses some additional significance as probably the largest and most ornate house by prominent and prolific local architect Henry Geilfuss, and as the residence 1896-1918 of John Joseph Mahony, prominent local building contractor.” (Submitted on September 3, 2014.)
Additional keywords. Westerfeld House
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.