High on a Hill: Earthquake Cottages
Surviving Earthquake Cottages - small homes built following the 1906 Earthquake and Fire - are as rare and treasured in San Francisco as earthquake survivors themselves. The two homes pictured in this entry are located in the middle of a well traveled neighborhood, where each day hundreds of passersby may be unaware that just a few feet from the street lie architectural symbols of the City's legendary resilience. The 1906 disaster left two-thirds of San Franciscans homeless and destroyed downtown, but not the spirit of San Francisco.

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Detail III: Carville

Also known as Earthquake Shacks...

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