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Westerfield House

 
 
Westerfield House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 16, 2014
1. Westerfield House Marker
Inscription.
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
circa 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1545 Divisadero (approx. half a mile 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); The Industrial Age (approx. ¾ mile away); California Volunteers' Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles 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.com. This enormous wood palazzo is the closest San Francisco equivalent to the Carson
Westerfeld House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 16, 2014
2. Westerfeld House
The marker is located at the entrance.
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.
(Submitted on March 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. “[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.)
Westerfeld House, Scott Street view image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 16, 2014
3. Westerfeld House, Scott Street view
 
 
Additional keywords. Westerfeld House
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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