National Register #87002286
Russian Hill Macondray Lane District
Roughly 900-982 Green
Period of Significance: 1875-1949
The Russian Hill Macondray Lane District is comprised of sixteen acres containing twelve contributing buildings.
Contributing Buildings Sequenced By Address
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|Charles Lus Lewis House||1922||940 Green Street||Designed by Palo Alto architect John K. Banner and considered by many to be his best work.|
|Augusta Meaburn House||1907||960 Green Street||Designed by Arthur J. Laib for Augusta Meaburn who had lived on this site since 1890 and lost her home in the 1906 Fire.|
|Edward A. Huber House||1878||982 Green Street||The oldest house in the district. The National Register nomination notes that the house contributes to the district with "an important edge which states the themes of small treasures hidden in greenery, modest architecture and modest owners."|
|Peter Richter Flats||1908||1918-1920 Jones Street||Built by Ratto Brothers Contarctors.|
|Euphemia Bruns Flats||1907||1950 Jones Street|
|Euphemia Bruns - William Middleton Cottage||1907||1960 Jones Street|
|Macondray Lane||1859||Macondray Lane||The lane appear as a right-of-way on an 1859 USGS map. The name "Macondray" dates from 1923 and honors San Francisco merchant Frederick W. Macondray. |
|Catherine Maloney - Giuseppe Cadenasso Flats||1892||15-17 Macondray|
|Ryer's Apartments||1908||58-66 Macondray||In 1910, the tenants of this builder were a furniture carver, a milliner, a theater misician, a bookkeeper, a jeweler, and two electricians.|
|Charles Bovone House||1908||68 Macondray||Designed by Italain architect Louis Mastropasqua who also designed Julius' Castle.|
|Mrs. Genevieve Allen Apartments||1930||72 Macondray|
|Edward Roland - Anita Whitney Cottage||1907||74 Macondray||Charlotte Anita Whitney, one of the founders of the California Communist Party, lived here from 1927 to 1945. Her activities in support of the party led to her convistion under California's Criminal Syndicalism Act which prohibited "advocating, teaching, or aiding the commission of a crime." The United States Supreme Court upheld her conviction in the case Whitney vs. California and ruled that the Criminal Syndicalism Act violated neithe the 1st nor 14th Amendment. She was pardoned by California Governor Governor Clement Calhoun Young.|
|Luigi Demartini House||1895||1809 Taylor|