Block 918
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Google Maps Areal View, Nov 2011 - Block 918 Today

Block 918 is a residential block bounded by Vallejo, Buchanan, Green and Laguna. The first home on the block seems to have been that of Captain William G. Leale in about 1886, currently 2008 Vallejo Street and still standing. Captain Leale's brother, Capt. John Leale, owned a home on Pacific Avenue that is believed to be the oldest home still standing in Pacific Heights. Click an address below to learn the history of that property, or click on the name of a resident to learn more about that person while they lived in San Francisco.

Vallejo Street

  • 2000 Vallejo St - built in 1902?
    • Residents: Hugh R. Rood (1902) - gave address to police when ring was stolen
    • Residents: Eva L. Offield (1905) - gave address on marriage license
    • Residents: Miss Moodie O. Heydenfeldt (1906) - gave address on marriage license
    • Residents: Frank V. Ferrers Baker (1906) - gave address on marriage license
    • Residents: Miss Lucy Burrow-Platt (1906) - gave address on marriage license
    • Residents: Mrs. Lizzie Horn, widow (1907) - died here on June 7, 1907
    • Residents: Mr. and Mrs. Emery C. Anderson and daughter (1913)
    • [see link for more lists of residents]
  • 2008 Vallejo St - built in 1886 or earlier
    • Residents: Capt William G. Leale, Lily Leale, Elsie Leale (1886-1902)
    • Residents: Jessie F. Banks, sister of Lily Leale (1886-1902)
    • Residents: Mary Runyon, sister of Lily Leale, and her children Henry and Grace (1900)
    • Residents: Margaret Buckley, servant (1900)
    • Residents: Mrs. California Newton, society widow (1903-1911)
    • Residents: A Japanese man, servant to Mrs. Newton (1909)
    • Residents: Philip S. Newton, clerk (1909-1911)
    • Residents: Keikichi Doi and wife (1917-1920)
    • Residents: Mr. and Mrs. Uada?, only listed in census (1920)
    • Residents: S. Shioo, a maid for Doi family, only listed in the census (1920)
    • Residents: Ernest A. and Genevieve Bruer (1953-1954)
    • Residents: Charles P. Riva (1955-1976)
    • Residents: Mrs. P. Bartel (1978-1982)
    • Residents: Ellis Glassman (1982)
  • 2010 Vallejo St - built in 1914. This house was later subdivided into six apartments, see the link for list of residents.
  • 2030 Vallejo St - 11 story apartment building built in 1966. There are five apartment on each floor with the exception of the first floor which only has three apartments for a total of 53 apartments. See the link for lists of residents.
  • 2056/2058 Vallejo St - built in 1889/1890 by Schutt and Krecker; Henry Geilfuss, architect
    • Residents: Carl Paul Lenhard Leichter and Julia Schuetze Leichter (1890-1899)
    • Residents: Paul Ferdinand Leichter, son of Carl from previous marriage - age 19 in 1890, black sheep, might not have lived here
    • Residents: Elinor T. Leichter Schucking, daughter of Carl and Julia - married Theodore Schucking here August 17, 1898 (1890-1898)
    • Residents: Edgar and Olga Leichter, children of Carl and Julia, lived with parents (1890-1899)
    • Residents: Herbert Leichter, son of Paul and Julia, born here February 3, 1896 (1896-1899)
    • Residents: Byron Jackson, Mary Jackson and Byron Jackson Jr., rented house from Julia Leichter (1900-1912)
    • Residents: John W. J. Monk, died while living here (1912-1933)
    • Residents: Mary Clarkson Monk, wife of John W. J. Monk, died while living here (1912-1944)
    • Residents: William D. Monk, son of John and Mary (1912-aft 1920)
    • Residents: Plesance Monk Cummings, daughter of John and Mary (1912-1920)
    • Residents: John C. "Jack" Monk, son of John and Mary (1912-1939)
    • Residents: Gertrude Monk Kilcourse, daughter of John and Mary (1912-1917; Jan 1920)
    • Residents: Martin Patrick Kilcourse, son-in-law of John and Mary Monk (Jan 1920)
    • Residents: William "Billie" Kilcourse, grandson of John and Mary Monk (Jan 1920)
    • Residents: L. Deming Tilton (1945-1948)
    • Residents: Leila W. Tilton, wife of L. Deming (1945-1948)
    • Residents: Suzanne Howard (1953-1958)
    • Residents: Anna C. Mullen (1959)
    • Residents: Charlotte Craven (1961-1962)
    • Residents: J. Cummins (1963)
    • [see the link for additional residents during apartment years]
  • 2060 Vallejo St - built in 1952 (Previous home standing Bef 1888 to Aft 1907)
    • Residents: Capt. Thomas Huntington, died here October 6, 1889 (1888-1889)
    • Residents: Mrs. Sallie M. Huntington, widow, rented out home until 1902 (1888-1891)
    • Residents: Carmelita Mezes Wynne-Phillips, widow (1896-aft 1921)
    • Residents: Juliet Johnson Mezes, widow, purchased home in 1902, died here January 1, 1907 (1898-1907)
    • [The home was later subdivided into 4 apartments, see the link for list of residents during this time.]
  • 2068/2070 Vallejo St - built in 1938
    • 2068 Vallejo
      • Residents: Glenn A. Stackhouse (1953-1975)
      • Residents: William W. Clements (1976-1982)
    • 2070 Vallejo [no listing in 1980]
      • Residents: Mrs. Sydney D. Wolff (1953-1954)
      • Residents: Frank W. Spicer (1955-1975)
      • Residents: David B. Franklin (1976)
      • Residents: J. Odemati (1978)
      • Residents: Don Saint John (1981-1982)
  • 2072/2074/2076 Vallejo St - built in 1938
    • 2072 Vallejo
      • Residents: I. Jerry Canning (1953-1958; 1963-1972)
      • Residents: Charlotte Schwartz (1959)
      • Residents: Julia Jenkins (1961)
      • Residents: M. Bernadine Magill (1962)
      • Residents: Paula D. Hendershott (1973-1975)
      • Residents: J. Fuerst (1976)
      • Residents: C. M. Pizzo (1978)
      • Residents: Joseph C. Barber (1980-1982)
    • 2074 Vallejo
      • Residents: Jonkheer J. D. van Karnebeek (1953-1955)
      • Residents: John S. Parker (1957-1958)
      • Residents: John J. Jacobs (1959-1963)
      • Residents: Preston K. Covey (1964-1969)
      • Residents: Gerard Ahearn (1971)
      • Residents: Allen H. Jones (1972-1982)
    • 2076 Vallejo
      • Residents: Arh E. Ponting (1953-1957)
      • Residents: Carol M. Heintz (1959)
      • Residents: Charles McGraw (1961)
      • Residents: Harold Pierson Plummer (1962-1982)
  • 2080 Vallejo St - built in 1921 as an apartment building with 7 units. See the link for list of residents.
  • 2090 Vallejo St - built in 1920
    • Residents: Arth B. Dunne (1953-1981)
    • Residents: Feliciano Doderes (1982)

Buchanan Street

  • 2830 Buchanan St - built in 1905?
    • Resident: Annie Springer (1905), gave address on marriage license
    • Resident: Henry B. Pinney (1905-1915), died here Aug 10, 1915
    • Resident: Laura A. Pinney (Bef 1915-1921), wife of Henry
  • 2840/2842 Buchanan St - built before 1889, extensive remodels.
    • Resident: William H. Talbot (1889-1893)
    • Resident: Annie D. Talbot (1889-1893), sold property to Henry Pinney between 1906 and 1910.
    • Resident: Andrew Carrigan (1900), rented from Annie Talbot for him and his sons
    • Resident: Clarence Carrigan (1900-1901), college student, son of Andrew
    • Resident: John N. Carrigan (1900-1901), college student, son of Andrew

Green Street

  • 1911 Green St - built before 1900
  • 1915 Green St - three story apartment building built in 1965
    • Notes: Earlier building was a single family home on the western half of this property in 1900.
  • 1943 Green St (previously 1917 Green St) - current building built in 1924
    • Notes: Previously was a much smaller single family home built before 1900.
  • 1949 Green St - built in about 1900
  • 1961 Green St (previously 1921 Green St) - built before 1900
  • 1965/1967 Green St (previously 1923 Green Street) - current building built in 1940
    • Notes: previously a single family home built before 1900.
  • 1969 Green St (previously 1925/1927 Green St) - built before 1900
  • 1977 Green St (previously 1929 Green St) - built before 1900
  • 1999 Green St - built in 1907

Laguna Street

  • 2707 Laguna St (previously 2705/2707 Laguna St) - built about 1893, it was two flats from at least 1899-1901.
    • Residents: Louis C. Winkelman, watchmaker (2707 Laguna; 1893-1895)
    • Residents: Robert H. Gans, Asst Weigher at Custom House (2705 Laguna; 1895)
    • Residents: Michael J. Haley and wife Mary and children Harriet, Milton and Elsie - at 1705 Laguna. Daughter Harriet possibly born here in June 1899. (1899-1901?)
    • Residents: Forrest S. Ward with wife Clara and children Alma and Renel - at 1707 Laguna. (1900)
    • Residents: Laura L. Smith, mother-in-law to Forrest S. Ward (1900)
  • 2739/2743 Laguna St (previously 2709/2709A Laguna St in 1900) - built in 1906. There was a previous building here in 1900.
    • Residents: Edington Detrick and family
  • 2745 Laguna St - built in 1893.
    • Residents: Jeremiah "Jerry" Donovan and Magdalena "Len" Donovan (1893-1918)
    • Residents: Abraham and Irene Springer (1895-1905); Lenhard Sair (1899-1900); Carrie Salera (1900)
  • 2751/2755 Laguna St (previously 2717/2719 Laguna St) - built before 1900
  • 2797 Laguna St (previously 2721 Laguna St) - built before 1900
  • 2799 Laguna St (previously 2723 Laguna St) - built before 1900

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Google Maps Areal View, Nov 2011 - Block 918 Today
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Google Maps Areal View, 2010

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San Francisco Block Book - 1910
Property owners on Vallejo, left to right: Hibernia Savings & Loan Society; Juliet Mazes; Julia Leichter; Pillip Lewis et al; RHF, RM & FL Lewis; Emily Mulligan; California Newton; CW Burgess
Laguna bottom to top: Thos J. Jones; HH Granice; Jer. Donovan; Tillie Mayer; SL Simon; Albt C. Aiken
Green St from right to left: Jane Vernon; Lillie B. Harman; Wm Prasson?; Ann McCafferty; Wm Branscheid; Jane Vernon; Marie Reusche; John Hubucher
Buchanan St from top to bottom: H. B. Pinney; J & JG Brown; Arthur W. Johnson; HB Pinney

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San Francisco Block Book - October 1906 - property lines only

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San Francisco Block Book - January 1906 - property lines only

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San Francisco Block Book - October 1901 - property lines only

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Sandborn Insurance Map - 1900 - buildings only

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San Francisco Block Book - 1894 - property lines only