Jim Rolph's Pleasure Den

Unfinished History


Sunny Jim Rolph's 1930 Pleasure Den on the corner of 21st and Sanchez Streets on Liberty Hill.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

One of San Francisco's best-known mayors, later Governor of California, Rolph built this palace late in the Prohibition Era in 1930 as an "entertainment hideout." You can imagine the sort of things that went on in there.


Sunny Jim Rolph (center) at his 1931 inauguration as Governor of California.

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