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.

New Mission TheaterSave the New Mission Theater
2014: Tim League, Founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse, announces that final building permits have been approved, and construction about to begin. The Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission is to reopen in 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.

Harding Theater


The Reid Brothers' historic Harding Theater, the only remaining single screen theater in the Western Addition, has survived three attempts to gain City approval for full or partial demolition plans related to condominium development and is listed for sale. ››MORE.

UC Extension - San Francisco


The historic buildings that until recently housed U.C. Extension face demolition in a development approved for this six-acre site. MORE.