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House Moving

I was surprised to find that this 19th century Victorian was relocated to Polk Street in 1912 to make room for the Panama Pacific International Exposition (1915) in what is now the Marina District. In 1924, the house was raised in order to insert a floor underneath and the house was clad in stucco to “modernize” it. This explains the odd proportions and different scale between the first and second stories. The second story has tall Victoria-era windows, while the first floor windows are typical of the 20th century.


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