Nobby Clarke's Folly

Unfinished History

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Nobby Clarke's Folly in 2020.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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The building when it was the Victor Apartments in 1910.

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Still under construction in 1892.

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Nobby Clarke's Folly, at the corner of Douglass and Caselli in upper Eureka Valley, built on a 30-acre spread in 1892. Nobby Clarke got his money as clerk to the Police Chief during the first decades of San Francisco's urban existence.

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Nobby Clarke's Folly looking northward while under construction in 1891. Corona Heights in background.

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Nobby Clarke's Folly #2

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA

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Nobby Clarke's Folly in the 1990s

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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