Guitar Lessons San Francisco - 1802 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

1802 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA – next to Macang Monastery

Studio lessons are held at my studio in San Francisco.


Creative Spark Guitar Instruction
1802 Eddy St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Have any questions? Feel free to call or email me: (415) 246-9167

Map and Directions

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Located 3 blocks from the intersection of Geary Blvd. and Divisadero St. — minutes from Pacific Heights, Western Addition, the Marina, Laurel Heights,  the Richmond District, NOPA, Alamo Square, Haight, Hayes Valley, and Downtown.


What to Look For

The building is located on the northwest corner of Eddy St. and Scott St., across the street from the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, and next door to the Macang Monastery.


Local History — A Block of Refugees and Survivors

Originally built around 1870, the house came within one block (both to the east and south) of being destroyed by the 1906 earthquake fires. (Excellent pictures of 1800-1802 Eddy St. and other nearby Victorians can be found here.)

During the era of aggressive urban renewal programs in the Western Addition, the house was scheduled to be demolished, when it was saved by several local preservationists who moved a total of 13 buildings across town. Formerly located near Turk St. and Franklin St., the house was moved a mile west to its current home in the Beideman Place Historical District. Although not registered as a San Francisco historic landmark, several of the homes on the block and nearby Beideman Place are.

Next door you’ll find the recognizable stone towers of Macang Monastery (pictures here), formerly the Holy Cross Church, built in 1899. During the 1906 earthquake both towers collapsed and debris crushed the pipe organ, although everything was soon repaired.

It’s easy to overlook the unassuming wooden building next to Macang Monastery, now used as an adjacent art gallery. But this happens to be the oldest frame church in San Francisco — possibly the oldest surviving church after Mission Dolores (pictures here).

This building was the original St. Patrick’s Church, and was built in 1852 with materials brought by boat around Cape Horn, on the current site of the Palace Hotel. The booming neighborhood soon outgrew the small church, and the new, larger St. Patrick’s Church was built on Mission Street.

The old building was moved for the construction of the original Palace Hotel in the 1870s — incredibly lucky, since that move is what saved the building from certain destruction in the 1906 fires. In 1891 it moved once more, to its current location near Divisadero Street.

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