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1906 earthquake cottages

1906 Earthquake Refugee Cottages Still Standing

This list is a compilation of the shack survey Jane F. Cryan did in the 1980s and early 1990s, and more recent field work. This doesn't mean there aren't more cottages out there. More and more are being discovered. Scroll down this page for a list of possible or suspect shacks that have not been confirmed.

Of 5,610 shacks built in 1906-1907 only a few remain! (That we know of.)

Bernal Heights
  • 164 Bocana Street (Type C)
  • 57 Elsie Street (Type B)Certified Jan 1, 2002
  • 211 Mullen Avenue (Type B)
  • 20 Newman Street (Two Type B)
  • 43 Carver Street (Two Type B) Certified by Jane Cryan on November 28, 2004
  • 673 Moultrie Street (Two Type B) Certified by Moses Corrette, March 2008
  • 842 Moultrie Street (Type C)dismantled and moved to an unknown location.
  • 848 Moultrie Street (Type C)suspected
  • 48 Cortland Avenue
  • 615 Ellsworth (Type A)
Eureka Valley/Castro
  • 58 Ord Street (Type B) Certified by Moses Corrette July 28, 2009
Noe Valley
  • 300 Cumberland Street (One Type A and One Type B)
  • 369 Valley Street (One Type A and One Type B)
Ocean View
  • 233 Broad Street (Type A) Certified by Moses Corrette, confirmed by Woody LaBounty on January 19, 2006.
  • 74 Lobos Street (Two Type B) Certified by Moses Corrette on January 17, 2006.
  • 30 Niantic Street (Two Type A) Certified by Jane Cryan on March 23, 2003
  • 16 De Long Street (two Type A)
Portola
  • 252 Holyoke Street (One Type A and One Type B) Certified by Jane Cryan, Joe Butler and Moses Corrette November 10, 2005. One moved to the Haight district.
Presidio
  • "Goldie Shacks" on Mesa Street, behind Old Post Hospital (Two Type A) These shacks were originally located at 485-34th Avenue near Geary, and were saved from demolition in 1985.
Richmond
  • 533 33rd Avenue Suspected - Two separate buildings on the same lot, possibly one type A and one type B
Sunset District
  • 1549-22nd Avenue (backyard) Reviewed by Jane Cryan in October 2004.
  • 1227-24th Avenue (City Landmark #171, Three Type A, one Type B)
  • 4329-4331 Kirkham Street (Three Type A and One Type B) Moved to San Francisco Zoo and Oakland
  • 1224-46th Avenue (Type B and perhaps a Type C) Reviewed by Woody LaBounty on August 30, 2007, certified by Moses Corrette on October 5, 2007.
  • 1231-47th Avenue (Type B) Reviewed by Woody LaBounty and certified by Moses Corrette on January 10, 2012.
  • Santa Cruz, California
  • 330 Ninth Avenue (Two Type A)
  • San Bruno, California
  • 810 San Antonio Avenue (Two Type A)

Possible or Suspect 1906 Earthquake Refugee Cottages Still Standing

Ingleside
  • 75 Granada Avenue (Two Type B?)
Ocean View
  • 502 Plymouth Avenue (One Type B?)
Of the 5610 refugee cottages built, over 5310 were moved from the camps starting 1907 (sfpl photo), 1907 -



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