Unusual Area of San Francisco in the Victorian Style
San Francisco – tourist center of global significance. Talking about its many attractions, is certainly worth a mention unique homes of the Victorian era, preserved in the western and southern parts of the city. Most of them were built in the years 1892-1896., Thanks to its bright coloring they got the name «Painted ladies».
1. Street Steiner – one of the most unusual in San Francisco. It was here that are old houses that survived the earthquake of 1906.
2. Buildings Victorian attract the attention of tourists, they are often written in the media, their images can be seen on postcards, and, of course, in this area are constantly shooting movies, TV shows and commercials.
3. The name «Painted ladies» appeared with a light hand writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen, who in 1978 published a book about the unusual area of ??San Francisco in the Victorian style.
4. The definition is so stuck among Americans, now they call home, built in the late XIX century, which can also be seen in Baltimore (MD), St. Louis (Missouri), Cincinnati (Ohio), Cape May (New Jersey), and other cities.
5. In total, from 1849 to 1915. San Francisco has built more than 48,000 homes, most of them were colored to highlight filigree architectural details.
6. In fashion there were bright colors: red, yellow, chocolate, orange …
7. During the war, many homes have been repainted in the color gray, about 16,000 buildings were destroyed, and those that survived were eventually lined with brick or covered with siding.
8. Some have suffered from the fires that followed the earthquake of 1906.
9. Interest in these homes appeared only in 1963. Artist Butch Kardum, inspired by bygone splendor of his old home, his newly repainted in blue and green. Some have criticized such a bold decision, and others – began to revive, and their homes.
10. Butch soon began to advise all those who wish to bring bright colors to the gray streets of San Francisco. By this artist to join like-minded people – Tony Kataletich, Bob Banner and Dzhazon Wonder.
11. Their efforts resulted in dozens of gray houses transformed, the revival «Painted Ladies» to the 1970s. reached its climax: as if by magic, blossomed whole streets and neighborhoods.
12. Pleased to note that this process does not stop until the present day.
14. Steiner Street is one of the most famous in San Francisco. It is almost constantly working media, it makes postcards and photographs of the city, here shot about 70 films, television programs and commercials.