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Clarke's Mansion

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Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Built for attorney Alfred "Nobby" Clarke, this 1892 off-white baroque Queen Anne home was dubbed Clarke's Folly. (His wife refused to inhabit it because it was in an unfashionable part of town—at the time, anyone who was anyone lived on Nob Hill.) The greenery-shrouded house (now apartments) is a beauty, with dormers, cupolas, rounded bay windows, and huge turrets topped by gold-leaf spheres.

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250 Douglass St., between 18th and 19th Sts., San Francisco, California, 94114, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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