Oldest Victorians: Abner Phelps House 1850

San Francisco Landmark #32 Abner Phelps House
1111 Oak Street Between Divisadero and Broderick
Built 1850


Although accounts vary as to its date and builder, the Gothic Revival Abner Phelps house is generally considered to be the oldest unaltered residence in San Francisco and dates from 1850-51. The house has been moved twice. With the grading and building of Divisadero in the 1890’s, the house was repositioned on the land. In 1904, it was moved backward to its present location in the middle of the block to enable Phelps to build stores on Divisadero Street.






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