SF’s 1886 Victorian Haas-Lilienthal House Closes Until Spring 2024
Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the unfortunate news that the historic Haas-Lilienthal House has closed for the remainder of 2023.
The 137-year-old Queen Anne home unfortunately hasn’t rebounded since the pandemic and is struggling financially. The 11,500-square-foot mansion will remain open to private events, but tours are suspended for the remainder of 2023; they plan to reopen in spring 2024.
The historic home remained a family home until 1973 when it was given to the non-profit organization, The Foundation for San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage, now known as SF Heritage. The mansion served as the organization’s headquarters and they turned the home into a museum focused on Victorian architecture. Sadly, nearly all of the SF Heritage staff have been terminated, except for one remaining staff member.
The home is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is also a San Francisco Designated Landmark. Google has now listed the home as permanantly closed; lhopefully, they make their promised return in 2024 and reopen for tours.