When San Francisco’s Painted Ladies Were… Gray?


San Francisco is famous for a few things — sourdough, rolling fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, and those incredible painted ladies. But these striking Victoria row houses weren’t always so colorful. In fact, since the building boom after the 1840 gold rush, those house have cycled from chalky white to gray before the 60s and the colorist movement changed everything. If you have a few minutes, it’s an interesting story! Some Historical Background Most of the city’s Victorians were built

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