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Wednesday, February 24, 2021


The tricky part moving this old Victorian to another location came a the beginning when movers inched the 1882 oldie downhill to its new site at 635 Fulton, downtown San Francisco.

A private owner in the midst of a complex San Francisco real estate deal is mixing and matching the past with the future to make a buck. 

But first he has to deal with the present and that’s moving an 1882 Victorian Italianate at Franklin and Turk Streets to another site on Fulton Street, eight blocks away. 

The owner, at the new site, has already collected an older and larger vintage building, a former mortuary. The row house will be moved next door. There the two oldies will be renovated into a combined 17 residential units. 

Meanwhile back at Franklin Street, the soon to be empty lot will be home to a new 48-unit condominium project. The narrow row house was moved at a top speed of 1 mph but that’s like rocket velocity compared with the eight years it took the 70-year-old owner to weave the project through a morass of city red tape. 

But patience won in the end. The move was done last week. 

Above is a similar Victorian being moved in 1977 to a new location.

To read more of the details involved CLICK HERE for an article by Carrie Sisto writing for, a multi-city web newspaper featuring local news in each city it covers with an emphasis on real estate comings and goings. The article here appeared in the San Francisco edition of 

Move route from top to bottom

Here's the new residential condo project for the old Victorian site.  Kerman-Morris, architects.

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