AKA: Rose Court, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - housing - housing for the elderly; built works - public buildings - health and welfare buildings

Designers: Brown, A. Page, Architect (firm); Nibbi Brothers, Building Contractors (firm); Arthur Page Brown (architect); Marino P. Nibbi (building contractor); Peter Nibbi (building contractor); Willis Jefferson Polk (architect)

Dates: constructed 1889-1890

Pine Street and Pierce Street
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115

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Mary Ann Deming Crocker (1827-1889) commissioned A. Page Brown (1859-1896) to design a mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery for her deceased husband, the railroad mogul Charles Crocker (1822-1888), and an Old People's Home for a site in Lower Pacific Heights. The noted Bay Area architect, Willis Polk (1867-1924), also came to San Francisco, CA, to work for Brown on these two formative commissions.

This building still exists in San Francisco, CA, known as the "Rose Court."

The L-shaped Crocker Old People's Home originally stood three-stories tall; a fire caused its reduction to two. For years, it operated as a school, until the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 made it structually uninhabitable. A renovation finished in 2001 by the Catholic Dominican Order restored the 3rd floor; an addition was also made creating 19 affordable apartments, a community center and childcare facility. All salvageable original details were retained. Nibbi Brothers served as the General Contractors for this $5 million renovation. This renovation added a third story to provide 19 affordable housing units and a childcare for 48 children

PCAD id: 13221