2645 Gough St
(at the corner of Union St)
San Francisco, CA 94123
+1 415 441 7512
This unusual-looking building was constructed in 1861 by William C. McElroy. The impetus behind the shape of the house came from a popular theory during the mid 1800s that suggested that people who lived in octagon-shaped spaces lead happier, healthier lives. The home sat vacant for a few years before the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in California bought it and relocated it to its current resting place. The Octagon House underwent extensive renovations after being moved, and now it houses an eclectic collection of Colonial and Federal antiques such as furniture, portraits, and silver. Even if you don't have time to check out the inside of the house, at least take a minute to walk by; it really is a unique architectural marvel.
Nearest Train or Bus:
Muni bus: 41 Union
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus Motorbike/Scooter Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: There is a parking lot located within three blocks.
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