Quinn House, San Francisco

The Quinn House is a historic house built c. 1870 and located in the Bayview–Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, California.[2]

Quinn House
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Location1562 McKinnon Avenue, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Coordinates37°44′09″N 122°23′19″W / 37.735949°N 122.388496°W / 37.735949; -122.388496Coordinates: 37°44′09″N 122°23′19″W / 37.735949°N 122.388496°W / 37.735949; -122.388496
Builtbetween 1870 and 1875
Built forMary Quinn
Architectural style(s)Italianate
DesignatedJuly 6, 1974[1]
Reference no.63
Quinn House, San Francisco is located in San Francisco County
Quinn House, San Francisco
Location of Quinn House in San Francisco County
Quinn House, San Francisco is located in California
Quinn House, San Francisco
Quinn House, San Francisco (California)
Quinn House, San Francisco is located in the United States
Quinn House, San Francisco
Quinn House, San Francisco (the United States)

The Quinn House has been listed as a San Francisco Designated Landmark since July 6, 1974.[1][3][4]


The Quinn House is located at 1562 McKinnon Avenue in San Francisco.[5][6] It was built for Mary Quinn in c. 1870, and the house remained in the Quinn family for 83 years.[4][7] It is a two-story Italianate-style wooden structure with a prominent bay window.[4] In the 1950s, the Quinn sisters lived on separate floors of the building and didn’t get along; as a result the house was painted separately by floor level.[4][8] In 1958, the Quinn family sold the house.[9]

In 1965, the house was used as the headquarters of the consumer pilot program, Bay Area Neighborhood Development (BAND) led by Ira Henderson; later known as the Redevelopment Hunters Point site office.[10][11]

In 2014, the Quinn House sold for over USD $1 million, making it one of the most expensive houses in the Bayview.[12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "City of San Francisco Designated Landmarks" (PDF). City of San Francisco. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  2. ^ "San Francisco Landmark #63: Quinn House". noehill.com. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  3. ^ McGrew, Patrick (1991). Landmarks of San Francisco. H.N. Abrams. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8109-3557-0.
  4. ^ a b c d O'Brien, Tricia (2005). San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 9, 58. ISBN 978-0-7385-3007-9.
  5. ^ Bevk, Alex (2014-05-22). "Historic Quinn House on the Market for First Time in 35 Years". Curbed SF. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  6. ^ Elsen, Tracy (2014-06-27). "Bayview's Historic Quinn House Sells for $401K Over Asking". Curbed SF. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  7. ^ "Guides: 63. Quinn House". The San Francisco Examiner. 1974-12-22. p. 187. ISSN 2574-593X. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  8. ^ "Property Porn: One of Bayview's Historic Landmarks for Under $1M". 7x7 Bay Area. Natalie Wages. June 18, 2014. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  9. ^ "Quinn House" (PDF). SF Planning Commission. 1974.
  10. ^ "Consumer Aid and the Poverty War". The San Francisco Examiner. 1965-12-16. p. 48. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  11. ^ "Context for Symbol of Redevelopment Areas". The San Francisco Examiner. 1966-07-28. p. 28. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  12. ^ Roberts, Chris (August 4, 2014). "Historic Home Sells in Bayview for over $1 Million". NBC Bay Area. Retrieved 2022-11-24.