"1906 Earthquake Survivors: Webster Neighborhood" Top 5 Page for this destination S.F. Sights Tip by atufft

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  Dallam-Merritt House
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      Dallam-Merritt House
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  • Webster Historic District Sign - San Francisco
      Webster Historic District Sign
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  • Another Webster District Home - San Francisco
      Another Webster District Home
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The Pacific Heights neighborhood generally faired very well during the earthquake and fire, because of the solid bedrock location, the quality of upscale housing built there, and the ability of the neighborhood to defend itself against loss during the great fire. I have several tips on VT related to the homes and buildings here, among them nearby Calvary Presbyterian Church. The Webster Historic District deserves special attention not only because of these older homes are earthquake and fire survivors, but also because the initial quality design and construction by notable SF architects, such as realestate subdivider William Hollis. Perhaps the most famous of the historic landmarks within the Webster Historic Distric is the Dallam-Merritt House at 2355 Washington Street, which is between Buchanan and Webster. In addition to the extraordinary finish detail, note how the home is set back on the lot, and has extra landscape space and more windows on the south side of the building. In addition to this building, is another less dramatic, but still wonderfully restored home on the same block.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2008
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