Hugo Hotel

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Hugo Hotel

The Hugo Hotel was a building in San Francisco's South of Market district, notable for being held vacant by the land speculator for 26 years, and for being the site of the Defenestration of Furniture art installation created in 1997 by artist Brian Goggin.[1] It was designed by Theo W. Lenzen and was located at 200-214 Sixth Street.[2]

In 2009 the building was acquired by the City and County of San Francisco under a rare claim of eminent domain.[3] It was finally razed in 2015 to make way for affordable housing; construction is scheduled to wrap up in January 2017. [4]


  1. ^ "Furniture gallery in the sky". CNN. 17 March 1997. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Architect: 1909". TimelinesDb. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Tom Carter (February 2009). "The Hugo: City’s first eminent domain case in 25 years" (PDF). Central City Extra. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
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Coordinates: 37°46′46″N 122°24′26″E / 37.7795°N 122.40717°E / 37.7795; 122.40717