Last Known Carville House (SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA)

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Last Known Carville House (SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA)

Postby MaineCoonCat » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:57 am

In "Atlas Obscura" In an article entitled "Last Known Carville House ", leiris wrote:
The sole surviving relic of the San Francisco neighborhood cobbled together from old horsecars and streetcars.

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When cable cars and streetcars began replacing San Francisco’s old horsecars, the Market Street Railway Company needed to purge their outmoded horse-drawn inventory. So in 1895, they began selling the old horsecars for $20, or $10 without the seats. Some creative individuals purchased these horsecars and converted them into houses, offices, clubs, and shops on the outskirts of town.


Read more of this story and see more photos at Atlas Obscura's web site
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Re: Last Known Carville House (SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA)

Postby The EGE » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:47 am

Oh hey, I took that first picture! You'd never know from the street that it used to be a horsecar - I identified it from a photo in a previous article.
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