Rare Victorian House Tour
Join San Francisco Architectural Heritage at the historic Haas-Lilienthal House on Sunday, October 20, 2013 for a free day of tours – the only free day of the year.
Many people regularly pass this Queen Anne residence, yet most have never explored its original and luxuriant interior.
Expert docents are stationed in every room of this true neighborhood gem – tour the house and encounter fascinating, but little-known history tidbits about the Gold Rush, the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, and unusual Victorian era customs. This is San Francisco’s only Victorian interior open to the public.
There’s also a pumpkin patch and other autumn treats in the garden.
2013 Free Community Day at Haas-Lilienthal House
Sunday, October 20, 2013 (11a to 4p)
Haas-Lilienthal House, 2007 Franklin Street, San Francisco
About the Haas-Lilienthal House: A popular destination among international tourists, the Haas-Lilienthal House has a rich history and is a superb example of upper middle-class Victorian living. Built by William Haas in 1886 for his wife and children, the house survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire and has stood the test of time remarkably well.
Designed by Peter Schmidt, the house at 2007 Franklin Street is an exemplary example of the Queen Anne style with its elaborate wooden gables, circular corner tower, and rich ornamentation.
The Haas-Lilienthal House was recently named a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.