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.

The Boston House (1854)

We all know the name of Stanyan. The house at 2006 Bush Street in Pacific Heights was once home to San Francisco Supervisor Charles Stanyan, who is credited with helping the city acquire the land for Golden Gate Park. Called the New England or Boston House, the residence was shipped to SF from the East Coast. When it was erected, just a handful of years after the beginning of the Gold Rush, Bush Street was a toll road.

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