2006 Bush At Buchanan
Lower Pacific Heights
The Stanyan Residence is the oldest surviving house in this part
of The City. Bush Street was still a toll road when the house was erected in 1854, just five
years after the beginning of the Gold Rush.
The original occupant was San Francisco Supervisor
Charles Stanyan, who helped The City acquire the land for Golden Gate Park, and the house
remained in the Stanyan family for more than 100 years. Stanyan Street in the Haight Ashbury
was named after the supervisor.
Many prefabricated houses were shipped to San Francisco from New England during the Gold Rush era,
but this "Boston House" is one of the few that have been positively identified as having come 'round the
The house remains a private residence.