Does the property at 976 California Street have any historical significance? : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

Does the property at 1976 California Street have any historical significance?

-- denis neilson (, July 21, 2003


The property at 1976 California is mentioned in Woodbridge's San Francisco Architecture.

Good luck in your research.

-- Kurt Iversen (, July 22, 2003.

yes, it does. it was built in 1883 by the same architect that built the haas-lilienthal house, peter schmidt (with the firm of Schmidt & Havens). it was built for a wealthy merchant by the name of henry hyman, whose biography is included in various books about prominent san francisco jews. the cost of the house in 1883 was a staggering $19,000 ($500 more than the haas lilienthal house), along with the $7,500 cost of the land. its interiors (including the original painted ceilings in some of the rooms, lincrusta and wood paneled walls, light fixtures, mirrors, mantles and a truly amazing built-in sideboard, are very much intact.

-- (, February 16, 2004.

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