The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco is pleased to announce its 41st Anniversary Fall House Tour. Interiors of seven beautiful Victorian Homes in the mission district “Mansion Row” will be open to the public for touring on Sunday, October 20, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM.
These exceptional 1890’s private residences representing Queen Anne, Italianate, and Stick style architecture have retained their 19th century elegance with their curves , towers and balconies, highlighted by the whimsical ornamentation of renowned architects such as Henry Geilfuss, Julius Kraft, and Peter Schmidt. Docents will be on hand to provide an extensive historical background on each house’s architect, contractor, craftsmen and the families who settled there.
All residences lie within a relatively flat, compact and walkable area, well served by public transportation. Several murals for which the Mission District is famous can be admired on the walk between houses. Comfortable dress and shoes are recommended and note that home visits require stair climbing. A wonderful Bed and Breakfast Inn and charming garden on the tour offer an intermission where complimentary light refreshments reward tour guests.
All net proceeds benefit the Preservation Grant Fund of The Victorian Alliance, San Francisco’s oldest all-volunteer, not-for-profit architectural preservation and education organization. Visit our website for a list of beneficiaries.
Tickets are $50.