The Old Sailors Home, San Francisco by William Hancock Wilke

The Old Sailors Home, San Francisco by William Hancock Wilke

The Old Sailors Home, San Francisco

William Hancock Wilke

Title

The Old Sailors Home, San Francisco

 
Artist
Year
c. 1924  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
7 x 11 15/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower center 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
pencil titled, annotated "Razed 1924" in lower right, "Demolished end of October 1924" in lower left corner of margin 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove with "CPO" watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21730 
Price
$200.00 
Description
The Old Sailors Home, which was the original United States Marine Corps hospital of San Francisco, was built in 1875 in the Rincon Hill neighborhood, on Harrison between Spear and Main. The building had fallen into disrepair when Wilke chose it as his subject, and was demolished in 1924.