McElroy Octagon House

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McElroy Octagon House
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The McElroy Octagon House in Gough St. San Francisco, California; structural concrete construction (built 1861)
McElroy Octagon House is located in San Francisco County
McElroy Octagon House
McElroy Octagon House
McElroy Octagon House is located in California
McElroy Octagon House
McElroy Octagon House
McElroy Octagon House is located in the US
McElroy Octagon House
McElroy Octagon House
Location in San Francisco
Location San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′52″N 122°25′39″W / 37.79778°N 122.42750°W / 37.79778; -122.42750Coordinates: 37°47′52″N 122°25′39″W / 37.79778°N 122.42750°W / 37.79778; -122.42750
Built 1861
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Octagon Mode
NRHP Reference # 72000250[1]
SFDL # 17
Added to NRHP February 23, 1972

The McElroy Octagon House, also known as the Colonial Dames Octagon House, is a historic octagonal house now located at 2645 Gough Street at Union Street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco, California. William C. McElroy built it in 1861 across the street from its present location. It was vacant and neglected in 1951 when the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America [1] in California bought it, moved it across the street and began its restoration. In 1971 it became San Francisco Landmark 17. It, the Feusier Octagon House and the Marine Exchange Lookout Station[2][3][4] at Land's End are the only three remaining octagon houses in the city.[5][6][7]

On February 23, 1972, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The house is open to the public for tours.

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