|San Francisco's "Painted Ladies" contrast with the city's modern-day skyline.|
|Little more than the decorative touches distinguish the San Francisco "ladies."|
Copyright, Jim LaneThe Kavanaugh Mansion on the corner, the dowager of the group.
|The 1906 San Francisco Fire burn area is in gray. |
The Painted Ladies area of Alamo Square Park is near the center of the map.
|Many Victorians homes (because they were |
wood-framed) survived the quake, but were
so dislodged as to require demolition.
|The garishly painted "ladies" of other San Francisco neighborhoods make the Alamo Square Park landmarks seem sedate by comparison.|
|The Painted Ladies of today each had a quite colorful past.|