The Stories Behind San Francisco's 10 Oldest Houses
Built in 1858, the Feusier House is one of just two remaining octagonal houses in SF. (via Wikimedia)

The Stories Behind San Francisco's 10 Oldest Houses


There's more than 150 years of San Francisco history living behind these doors.

Relics of old SF, these homes are markers in time, housing memories from the Gold Rush and Prohibition—you know, back when you might have had a well in your backyard and a carriage house for your horse-drawn buggy. Take a tour of the most venerable houses still standing in the city.

Abner Phelps House (1850)

(via Wikipedia)

Located at 1111 Oak Street in the Lower Haight, the Abner Phelps House is called SF's oldest unaltered house, built sometime between 1850 and 1852. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the house was built by Abner Phelps, a colonel in the Mexican-American War. One story claims that the house was built in New Orleans and sent in sections to San Francisco to please Phelps' homesick wife, Augusta Roussell, a Louisiana native. //

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