Friends of 1800 Advocacy

The Friends of 1800 came together in the quest to save San Francisco's Carmel Fallon Building.  We've compiled a number of articles and images to provide a historical perspective on the building and its role in San Francisco history.

Fallon Building History at a glanceStart with Fallon Building History for an overview of San Francisco's Carmel Fallon Building with links to articles by Tim Kelley, Vicky Graham, and John Wullbrandt. Retrace the Fallon Building's winding road to restoration chronicled in the San Francisco press in the Fallon Building News Archives.

San Francisco Landmarks & Historic Districts

View our in-site table of officially designated San Francisco Landmarks, as well as San Francisco's Historic Districts and Structures of Merit.

Sacred Heart Parish, San Francisco
Apparently ignoring a Stop Work Order from the SF Building Inspection Dept. Sacred Heart was stripped of a number of its historical elements. MORE

557 Ashbury Street, San Francisco
The Friends of 1800 Board voted unanimously to support landmark designation for 557 Ashbury Street. MORE

4038 17th Street
Once threatened with demolition, the Eastlake Stick Victorian at 4038 17th St. was sold and is being restored. ››MORE

Harding Theater


February 2018: The historic Harding Theater has been extensively renovated and reopened as The Emporium, a gaming arcade, despite repeated attempts over the past decade to gain City approval for full or partial demolition. ››MORE

New Mission Theater Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission
2015: Following more than 12 months of extensive renovation of a landmark theater formerly on a path to demolition, The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema New Mission reopened December 17, 2015. ››MORE

Read more about San Francisco legacy movie houses with updated information about theaters that have been closed or adaptively reused. See also our updated tabular listings of closed San Francisco movie houses with links for additional information on Cinema Treasures.

UC Extension - San Francisco


The historic buildings that formerly housed the U.C. Extension campus give way to a housing development approved for this six-acre site. MORE