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Cliff House renovation, 1998-2006.
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Cliff House renovation, 1998-2006
Cliff House


Plans, booklets, diagrams, and specifications concerning the renovation of the Cliff House in San Francisco.


1998 (issued)


Box 3711. Cliff House Renovation: Preliminary Documents; Box 3712. Cliff House Renovation: 9919 A.12.0 - A.17.8; Box 3713. Cliff House Renovation 9919 A.17.8 - A.18.10; Box 3714. Cliff House Renovation 9919 A.18.11 - A.19.3; Box 3715. Cliff House Renovation 9919 A.20.0 - A.24.6; Box 3716. Cliff House Renovation 9919 A.24.8 - A.30.11; Box 3717. Cliff House Renovation 9919 A.32.0 to A.50.4; Box 3718. Cliff House Renovation 9919 A.50.6 - A.51.5; Box 3719. Cliff House Renovation 9919 A.55.8 - A.60.8; Box 3720. Cliff House Renovation 9919 A.60.14- A.61.11 & CLAR 01.
Box 3721. Cliff House Renovation: 9919 Cliff House Specifications and Project Manuals for100% CD Set; Box 3722. Cliff House Renovation: 9919 Cliff House RFI 01-226; Box 3723. Cliff House Renovation: 9919 Cliff House RFI 227-415; Box 3724. Cliff House Renovation: 9919 Cliff House RFI 416-541, Submittals Binders 1-2; Box 3725. Cliff House Renovation: Submittals 11018-01 through 11140-04; Box 3726. Cliff House Renovation: Submittal 11140 Food Service Equipment; Box 3727. Cliff House Renovation: Submittals 14240-01 through 14240-01A-1; Box 3728. Cliff House Renovation: Submittals 15010-01 through 15010-02; Box 3729. Cliff House Renovation: Submittals 15060-10a through 15470-02; Box 3730. Cliff House Renovation: Submittals 15470-02-1 through 15470-02-2.
Box 3731. Cliff House Renovation: Submittals 15470-03 through15800-02c; Box 3732. Cliff House Renovation: binders; Existing Photos and Demolition Notes, Food Service Equipment Brochure, and ASK 501-735; Box 3733. Cliff House Renovation: SKA 01 - 422; Box 3734. Cliff House Renovation: Cliff Terrace.


Cliff House (San Francisco, Calif.)
Architecture -- California -- San Francisco
Building renovation and restoration
Restaurants -- California -- San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)


San Francisco's first Cliff House was a wooden structure on a spectacular site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, constructed by Charles Butler in 1863 (not by Sam Brannan in 1858, that honor falling to a nearby hostelry known as the Seal Rock House). The restaurant and resort became a destination spot for the city's elite, and after enlargement in 1868 also one of much nighttime revelry. Adolph Sutro bought the property in 1883, and after a fire destroyed the original building on Christmas Day, 1894 he replaced it with an elaborate, turreted castle. This structure survived the 1906 earthquake only to succumb to fire a year later. A new, more restrained Cliff House opened in 1909 and basically survives to the present day. The building closed during World War I and again for a number of years because of Prohibition and the Depression. Additions took place in the early 1950s, which were removed when the Cliff House was renovated beginning in 1998. By that time the property had become a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Cliff House.
Inventory available in library; folder level control.
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.

Physical Description:

18 archival boxes; 15 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.
6 manuscript boxes; 16 1/2 x 13 x 3 1/2 in.






Copyright Note:

Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.