San Francisco History

House History

San Francisco Public Library (SFPL)
  • They have an excellent guide to doing your House History in San Francisco. The topics in their guide include:
    • How Old Is It? Who Built It?
    • Who Lived In It? Who Owned It?
    • Are There Articles Written About It?
    • Guides and Helpful Hints 
    • Are There Any Photos Of It?
    • Online Resources
  • Older articles, also on the SFPL website, include:
  • There is a video of a presentation that two of their librarians gave on How to Research a San Francisco Building.
San Francisco Planning Department
Other Useful Guides

Miscellaneous Resources

SF Victorian Houses
Courtesy of the Library of Congress.


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