Sugar Palace

Unfinished History

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The Sugar Palace

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2019

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Entry way to 2080 Washington Street

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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View across Van Ness Avenue between Clay and Sacramento at the original Claus Spreckels Mansion (or "Sugar Palace"), 1899... It burned in the 1906 quake and fire.

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View north on Van Ness toward the west side of the street between California and Jackson, c. 1895. The Claus Spreckels mansion is in the distance at right.

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Claus Spreckels

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

The Spreckels Mansion, 2080 Washington St. This outrageous circa-1912 chateau, famous for its ornate French Baroque limestone facade, is known as the Sugar Palace, since it was built with the Spreckels' sugar fortune. George and Alma Spreckels were perhaps San Francisco's best-known patrons of the arts; they gave the city the Palace of the Legion of Honor, the museum built above the bones of Gold Rush pioneers.

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Claus Spreckels in Chicago, early 20th century.

Photo: Chicago Daily News negatives DN-0008426, Chicago History Museum

Spreckels Sugar Factory on Potrero Shore

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