Thursday, December 14, 2006

Cliff House Project

Cliff House Project Cliff House Project. "...The goal of this website is to preserve the visual imagery of Adolph Sutro’s Victorian Cliff House. It was neither the first structure nor the last to carry the name of Cliff House, but it was certainly the most grand. Sadly, its existence was short-lived. It was constructed in 1896 and, like so many wooden structures of that era, burned completely to the ground in September of 1907.
Over the last few years I’ve collected a number of photographs and such, some from ephemera shows, some from antique shops, and many from ebay. But my personal resources can only go so far. My hope is that others who share an interest in the Cliff House will share their finds on this website as well. There’s an implied obligation of those (myself included) who own these nuggets of history to share them, not squirrel them away in some dusty shoebox only to risk oblivion via flood, fire, or neglect." Via Peanut Butter Sandwich.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a stupid place to build a house

5:57 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

I guess you're anonymous for a good reason.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous gary said...

He does have a point. That spot has burned down, been partially destroyed by dynamite, and ravaged by the elements throughout it's many reincarnations. But I still like it.

gary
gary@cliffhouseproject.com

9:10 PM  

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