The folks over at curbed, via haighteration, recently wrote about the proposed Duboce Park Historic Landmark district.Â Having represented a few of the homes in that neighborhood, I will first confess that I absolutely love the area and completely understand the desire to preserve it. The homes on Carmelita, Potomac, and the end of Pierce can be absolutely amazing with a location that you would be challenged to improve upon. Dead end streets with little traffic, steps to a park with a kid and dog play area, close to N-Judah, and within walking distance of all the restaurants of the Lower Haight/Duboce Park/Castro. Like I said, pretty much a dream area.
The news about the proposed Duboce Park landmark district got me wondering about the company the district would find itself in if the historic designation is approved. After some digging on the SF planning website, I generated this map of the 11 existing historic landmark districts:
View SF Historic Landmark Districts in a larger map
The 11 currently existing landmark districts are:
- Jackson Square
- Webster Street
- Northeast Waterfront
- Alamo Square
- Liberty Hill
- Telegraph Hill
- Blackstone Court
- South End
- Bush Street Cottage Row
- Civic Center
The first historic landmark district was Jackson Square, which was designated in 1972. It is noted as San Francisco’s earliest surviving commercial area and features commercial and mixed-use buildings, predominately brick, built in the 1850s and 18602s. The most recent addition to the list was the Dogpatch, added in 2003, and featuring the oldest enclave of industrial workers’ housing in SF.
Over the next few weeks, I plan to get out to each of these areas and make a short video to highlight the character and unique history that each possess. I’ll update this page with links to those videos as they become available.
What are your thoughts on the possible addition of the Duboce Park historic landmark district to this list?