Pre-Order your iPhone 6 case now!

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.


victorian era, edwardian era, houses, homes, buildings, tri colored, alamo square park, steiner street, san francisco, california

All images © Ethna Gillespie & all rights reserved.

View Full Profile


  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent! There are so many layers to this picture, contrasts, time, colors…

  • Thank you Marjolein. They’re lovely old houses.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoalmost 3 years ago

    I’m supposed to be doing housework but your portfolio is like popcorn. Can’t stop at just one! I used to live in the SF area and know this view well. But you’ve certainly done it justice!
    Cordially, Ellen
    Back to cleaning . . . hmmmmmmm – I’ll be back!

  • Thanks Ellen!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Sally Haldane
    Sally Haldaneover 2 years ago

    beautiful work …. these ladies are icons of beauty. Sally

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Thank you for adding it to the gallery.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • shireengol
    shireengolover 2 years ago

    I admire the contrast between the financial centre and the place to live. Cars neatly parked, each at their specific tree!

  • Yes, it is very orderly isn’t it? I know real estate in San Francisco is very expensive and that these old Victorian homes are expensive. Here in Vancouver, in some neighborhoods parking spots on the street are reserved for neighborhood residents only. Perhaps San Francisco does something similar; I don’t know. Thank you for the favorite!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • withsun
    withsunabout 2 years ago

    Lovely !

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature.

    – Ethna Gillespie

Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases

Register your email address to be first in line

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait