Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

4 stories

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Located close to the Embarcadero, the Walton House was a four-story hotel operating at Battery and Vallejo Streets in San Francisco, CA, beginning in 1857.

Building History

Built in 1857, the Walton House Hotel stood on the corner of Battery and Vallejo Streets in San Francisco, CA. Because of the numerous and destructive fires that plagued the city in the early 1850s, the Walton House adverstised itself as a "four story, fire proof granite building." Parrott's Granite Block was another building of the time (built in 1851-1852) that underscored its fire proof granite construction.

According to an advertisement of 1858: "The House is centrally situated, and near the landings of both Ocean and River Steamers." It offered single or double occupancy rooms, with board per week at a steep $6.00. Single meals were 50 cents. Lodging rates varied per night from 50 cents to $6. David H. Walton and I. Plummer Smith ran the Walton House in 1858 which was "open all night." (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1858, p. 110.)

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