In the late 1960s, the world was introduced to a San Francisco neighborhood that became famous. Singer Janis Joplin lived a block away from the band The Grateful Dead and around the corner from rocker Jimi Hendrix. Native San Franciscans call this place The Haight. The world calls it the Haight-Ashbury.
Here is what realtors say about the place now:
The attraction of the Haight in the 1960s was the cheaper rents for the old Victorian houses. Many homes had not been maintained then. Now many have been restored. The most famous collection of San Francisco Victorians are the “Painted Ladies” of Alamo Square. Here is a glimpse inside one “Painted Lady,” a house that has been seen in television shows and movies. This video clip was promoting a holiday home tour from a couple of years ago:
For any of you who plan to be in San Francisco on Sunday, October 19, you will have the opportunity to tour some other Victorian homes with the Victorian Alliance. This organization is the oldest all-volunteer organization committed to the preservation and restoration of these unique San Francisco buildings. From 1 pm to 5 pm on October 19, eight homes will be open for viewing and knowledgeable docents will describe each home’s history. Advance purchase tickets (by October 11) are $45 per person. Here is the Web site: https://www.victorianalliance.org/house-tour/