Hugo Hotel

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Hugo Hotel

The Hugo Hotel is an vacant tenement building designed by Theo W. Lenzen located at 200-214 Sixth Street South of Market district of San Francisco.[1] The hotel is noted for the defenestration of furniture art installation created in 1997 by artist, Brian Goggin with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.[2][3]

In 2009 building was being acquired by the City and County of San Francisco under a claim of eminent domain, and may eventually be demolished for affordable housing after being held vacant by the land speculator for 26 years.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Architect: 1909". TimelinesDb. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Furniture gallery in the sky". CNN. 17 March 1997. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Glynn, Amelia (10 September 2006). "Artwork for sale, and so is building / Defenestration site still vacant after over 16 years". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Tom Carter (February 2009). "The Hugo: City’s first eminent domain case in 25 years" (PDF). Central City Extra. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Nevius, C.W. (20 August 2010). "Sixth Street keeps trying to make a comeback". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "And Now Back To The Hugo Hotel (And Eminent Domain On Sixth)". SocketSite. January 16, 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Fred Blackwell, Executive Directo (January 7, 2008). "Resolution of necessity for the acquisition of real property at 200-214 Sixth Street". San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Archived from the original on 2009-06-24. 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