Architectural Mission Points

Unfinished History

Architectural Treasures of the Mission...

236 San Jose Avenue. Northwest corner of 25th Street and San Jose Avenue. One time home of Mayor and Governor James Rolph. Rundown corner house, Ghost children in upper story window c1930 wnp37.02701.jpg

236 San Jose Avenue, northwest corner of 25th and San Jose Avenue. One-time home of Mayor "Sunny Jim" Rolph.

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The building at 3502 24th St. may possibly be the "Old House" of the last Mexican Alcalde of Yerba Buena, José Noe. His son Miguel lived here well into the 1870s.

Photo: Chris Carlsson


This red Victorian is the Oakley Residence at 200-202 Fair Oaks at 23rd. Built by William and Jennie Oakley in 1886, he was a bricklayer/contractor, and she a dressmaker.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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A typical ornate Victorian at 1381 South Van Ness in the Mission.

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There are many historic buildings throughout the Mission neighborhood; this is the St. Charles Elementary School at 18th and Shotwell.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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The 1877 Pipe Organ Factory at 20th and Florida.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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