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San Fransisco's "Painted Ladies"

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This is one of several Rows of San Fransisco's "Painted Ladies". Fulley renovated including their original colors, they were actually townhouses of the 1800's. I'm not totally for sure how they got the name Painted Ladies. So I'll let someone else tell. Amazing detail down to the top windows.

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TrudyTai

Thanks for the story, dondi. Found it very interesting and I, too, love the look of these beautiful old homes.

dondi

From "Painted Ladies: San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians", E.P. Dutton, 1978
"Forty-eight thousand Victorian houses were built in San Francisco during the period 1850-1915. For half a century the houses were respected by all ... but the ladies crumpled with age; the powder cracked; the mascara ran. Then, in the psychedelic sixties, a few brave souls had the courage to paint their homes in the colors of the day. To an outcry that they were barbarians the Painted Ladies slowly and shyly showed their new finery. ...By the mid-1970s the newly spangled Victorians had become the pride of the city." There's now an industry in paint selection, color matching, etc., just as for historic homes in the East - but for a tradition which grew out of the hippy era, and is only now reaching its 50th birthday. So the name "Painted Ladies" is a late 20th century creation.

bookish

Thanks for the memories. Walked around that area many decades ago.

pinkie

Glorious homes, warbler.

roseheather

Thank you for posting these. What a nice continuation of the "Painted Lady" structures after david06520 posted the puzzle with the miniature of one of these. ; )

jacquescamus

they are beautiful!

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