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Tuesday, October 6, 2020


Via video, see inside beautiful Victorian homes of San Francisco. Meet the owners and artisans who restored them. Hear their stories and experience San Francisco’s heritage. You are invited to celebrate cultural preservation of San Francisco in a new way. 

These first-time ever video tours provide close-up encounters with Victorian-era settings and the people who’ve cared for and restored iconic San Francisco homes. 

Every few days, October 5–23, 2020, Open Victorians will post a new theme video here, culminating in a live webinar event October 25th. All free. Click here. 

You’ll meet homeowners and artisans. Hear renovation tales. See decorative finishes, eccentricities, and modern living in a Victorian setting. 

Hans Hansen House (interior) is on the Open Victorians free online tour. A diary found by the present owners in the rafters during renovation of this 1910 Edwardian home tells a heartfelt story of unrequited love. Now we can see they’ve also discovered much more including beautiful woodwork and mural of old San Francisco by removing overlaid paint

Learn how to preserve and share these cultural treasures. Victorians were curious and adopted new technologies of their day. The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco also communicates with today’s tools to inspire you. More on the group: Click here. 

We’ve all seen in images of “Post Card Row along Alamo Square. Known as the “Painted Ladies” few have been inside one of these jewels. Now thanks to Open Victorians 714 Steiner Street, the William and Emily Hannigan home (pictured above) is part of the free online tour. 

 Open Victorian Volunteers 

 Gail Baugh, Chairperson 

Creative Team Film Director & Producer: Fiona McDougall, OneWorld Communications 

Web & Art Director: Amy Firman Photography

Anson Moran Film Research & Scripting

Christina Lalanne House Histories Editor

Tamara Hill Copywriting & Strategy

Jonathan Villet, OneWorld Communications 

Special thanks to Artistic License, a guild of artisans into period revival of the San Francisco Bay Area. Click here. 

Presenter & Interviewees & Homeowners Please see individual videos. 

Thank you Vendors Videographer & Editor: Jonathan Prewitt, Jmphilms Grip and Lighting: Michael June Vallejo . 

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