Hotel Flashback: An Old San Francisco Mainstay Soldiers On

By Mary Beth Klatt

Rank has its privileges in the military. Case in point: Pershing Hall at the Presidio in San Francisco. The Colonial Revival red-brick building with Georgian and Federal Revival elements is named after famed general John “Blackjack” Pershing, who served at the Presidio of San Francisco. It was a handsome home away from home for high-ranking, bachelor officers for decades. The three-story hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now 22-room boutique hotel Inn at the Presidio. San Francisco firms Architectural Resources Group and BraytonHughes Design Studios collaborated on the $7 million renovation.

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Mid Century Modern Round Up: Milwaukee’s Upside Down House, Harry Bertoia, and More

It’s not often I get to actually visit the houses I post about in these round-ups, but I saw the Midwestern Beauty in the picture above.

  • That Midwestern Beauty? That’s this 1955 house. It’s iupside down – kitchen is on the top floor! The house feels small for a family, but what a view from the living room.
  • I like the idea of these birdhouse campers. But I’d want to play with them and have them by pulled by a mini classic car. Who’s with me here?
  • Well known for designing for Knoll, Harry Bertoia’s daughter will speaking about her father’s work at IIT next month.
  • Last Lustron ever built? Hard to know for sure, but this Illinois house is on the market.
  • An early historic preservation Jane Jacobs’ prescient words on what would be her 100th birthday on Wednesday.

That’s it for now, friends. Enjoy.