San Francisco: Painted Ladies. “Painted Ladies” refers to Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that accentuate their architectural details. One of the best-known groups of Painted Ladies is the row of Victorian houses on Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square Park in San Francisco. It is sometimes known as “Postcard Row.” The houses were built between 1892 and 1896. Featured in Preserving History, 12/2011;Downtown, 28/09/2012.