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Castro District Building (Fanny's)

This building on 18th Street in the Castro District was originally a single-family residence constructed in 1893. In 1908, after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, a store was added to the front, and the building was converted into two flats. After the fire, many buildings were altered to make up for the loss of so much building stock. In 1973, the building was converted into a restaurant and it operated as Fanny’s during the 1970s and 1980s. A tiny cabaret was on the ground floor with the restaurant upstairs. I found that the building had been altered too much to meet the test for historic significance and it was subsequently demolished and replaced with a hotel.

Fanny’s, in 1976 when the wood shingles were added.



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