Painted Ladies: Victorian and Edwardian Houses
Published On May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018

Of all San Francisco attractions, the Painted Ladies houses are quite possibly the most famous attraction within the city. These Victorian and Edwardian themed buildings, often referred to as the “Postcard Row”, are considered to be the most photographed buildings in the entire city, as they have been featured in many renowned films and other famous works, such as the show “Full House”. A tour past these brightly colored houses is a necessity for anyone visiting the San Francisco area.

About the Painted Ladies

Constructed between 1849 and 1915, the Painted Ladies houses gained recognition for the brightly colored nature of the homes. Each of these houses were constructed with a specific Victorian and Edwardian architectural themes in mind. At the start of their construction, there were a total of 49,000 houses resembling the Painted Ladies. However, a series of earthquakes demolished a majority of these homes. During World War 1 and World War 2, almost 16,000 more of these homes were destroyed. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that painting these houses bright colors became a popular theme among buildings in the San Francisco area. Today, the Painted Ladies stand as a reminder of this tradition among Victorian and Edwardian architectural buildings in the city.

Located near Alamo Square Park, many who come to see the Painted Ladies like to frequent the park. Within the area there are a variety of things to do and see. Certainly, photographing these gorgeous buildings is one activity that many enjoy partaking in, and Alamo Square Park is considered to be one of the best places to come to photograph the “Postcard Row”. Many who come to the area can also request a tour inside some of these houses. There are also plenty of places to find quality food nearby, and the houses are located within a short walk away from the Golden Gate Park.

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Stay at Minna Hotel

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