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Huntington Park

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Huntington Park

Fountain in center of Huntington Park at California and Taylor across from The Huntington Hotel 1075 California Street San Francisco CA 94108
Capacity:
20

Events at this venue were rated 4.3 by 39 members.

On the site of Huntington Park in 1872, railroad attorney General David D. Colton built one of the most elaborate residences ever seen in San Francisco. The classic white wooden mansion featured an entry flight of marble steps leading to a great portico of Corinthian columns. General Colton, his wife, and their two daughters entertained in the mansion with style and splendor. General Colton died in 1878 and shortly thereafter his widow, Ellen, closed the house and moved to Washington, D.C.

In 1892, Central Pacific railroad baron Collis P. Huntington purchased the house, where he lived with his wife, Arabella, until his death in 1900. Mrs. Huntington occupied the grand mansion until its destruction in the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. In 1915, Mrs. Huntington donated the land to the City of San Francisco to use as a park for the people of the city to enjoy.

Beginning in the late 1970s, the park became a continuing restoration and preservation project of the Nob Hill Association in cooperation with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

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