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Is there an pictures of the Irwin Manision or the Irwin bloodbanc enterior spaces? I regret if muy englais is bad. much thanks you
-- Christophe Gillian (email@example.com), December 29, 2004
enterior? I can't locate any interiors, only exterior photographs, sorry.
Here's an exterior shot of the mansion before the 05 May 1956 fire. (note the copyright date of the photo is after the fire)
http://webbie1.sfpl.org/multimedia/sfphotos/AAC-6030.jpg (just copy and paste to view)
Photo of fire:
Newscopy: "FLAMES SWEEP PACIFIC HEIGHTS SHOWPLACE--Smoke and flames shoot skyward from the hulking old brownstone building that once housed the Irwin Memorial Blood Bank. Interior of the place was wrecked by a spectacular three-alarm fire today. An arsonist is suspected.".
Here's a view of the ruins:
Newscopy: "All that remains of the old Irwin mansion at 2180 Washington st., the former home of the Blood Bank and County Medical Society, is this massive entrance, and its days are numbered too as workmen destroy yet another landmark of old San Francisco to make room for progress of a sort.".
-- strange (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 29, 2004.
Was the Arson ever solved?
-- watcher in the woods (email@example.com), January 01, 2005.