Architecture in Gen Z Perception

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    San Francisco Row-houses

    Aileen Zaldana
    Apr 12, '21 2:59 PM EST

    San Francisco’s architecture is very special and unique to its location, it is one of the big parts of what this Bay city is known for. Although San Francisco’s architecture looks the same all over the city, if you pay very close attention to the beauty of these row-houses you will notice that they all vary from block to block. 

    The Victorian Style 

    To begin on a super classic set of houses in this city, are “The Pink Ladies” the show opener of Full House. They are located on Steiner St &, Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117. It is a must see. But looking at their architecture, they are Victorian style specifically Queen Anne. These houses are so unique not just in its architecture but the colors that are chosen. The yellows, blues, and greens catch anyone’s attention. The reason they are painted this way was a decision made in the 1960s to enhance and stand out the architectural details that they consist of.

    Victorian Style - "The Pink Ladies"

    The Italianate Style

    Then there is the Italianate style. These houses are known for their decorative parapet roofs, columns, and slanted bay windows. These houses became very popular towards the end of the 19th century and they were made popular specifically here in California because they were easy to construct from the main material California has, wood. 

    Italianate Style

    The Stick Style

    Lastly, the famous stick-style houses. This type of architecture was made to imitate stone in its architecture and to create a new aesthetic to the city. Having this imitation of stone they really wanted to emphasize the structure of the rectilinear windows that they all have on their front façade. These houses do lean more towards a Gothic feel that gives it more of a beauty to them.

    The Stick Style

    San Francisco Rowhouses

    San Francisco has a beautiful architecture so unique to its place. You see any of these houses on TV and immediately know it is here. The history and the colors of this city make it even more special. Architecture is something so beautiful, that in this city simply driving around from street to street and looking at these houses will tell you a story.

    1797 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 - Taken by Aileen Zaldana

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