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A San Francisco Victorian House Provides a Portal to the Past
August 03, 2020
In Preservation Magazine's Summer 2020 issue, author Reed Karaim takes you inside the
Haas-Lilienthal House, the only Queen Anne-style house museum in San Francisco. Read about San Francisco Heritage's continuing stewardship of the house, and the story behind its extensive and meticulous restoration. Preservation is the award-winning magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Haas–Lilienthal House, on San Francisco’s historic Franklin Street, dates back to the city’s Gilded Age. Built in 1886 of oak and redwood, the old gray mansion in Pacific Heights just received a $4.3 million renovation restoring the Victorian showplace to its original glory and preserving a cultural icon for decades to come.
San Francisco Chronicle
Haas-Lilenthal House on Franklin Street, built in the grand Queen Anne style in 1886, had a $4.3 million renovation and was made accessible to disabled.
A video projection by Ben Wood is seen on the windows of the Haas-Lilienthal house. From 5 to 9:30, every night until the end of November, Ben Wood’s video animation, “Windows of History: The Haas-Lilienthal Family,” is being projected on the front windows of the family house at 2007 Franklin St. / San Francisco Chronicle
NBC Bay Area
Visual artist Ben Wood adjusts his projection of old family photos and movies in the Haas-Lilienthal House Museum.
The Haas-Lilienthal House has led two separate lives—the first as a German-Jewish family home, and the second as San Francisco’s only intact late 19th-century Victorian residence open to the public.
“This is a national treasure,” says Rothmann, standing in the downstairs ballroom, where his ancestors gathered for Christmas Eve dinner.
November 20, 2015
The scaffolding came down from the exterior of the splendid Haas-Lilienthal House, a 129-year-old San Francisco Victorian, and there was a surprise underneath.
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