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5. Hayes Street
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"Painted ladies" is a term in American architecture used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book Painted Ladies - San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians.

Since then the term has also been used to describe groups of colorful Victorian houses in other American cities, such as the Charles Village neighborhood in Baltimore, Lafayette Square in St. Louis, the greater San Francisco and New Orleans areas, Columbia-Tusculum in Cincinnati, the Old West End in Toledo, Ohio, and the city of Cape May, New Jersey.

  1. ^ Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada, Painted Ladies- San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians E.P. Dutton, New York, 1978. ISBN 9780525482444
  2. ^ Courtemanche, Dolores (September 23, 1990), "Proper Painted Ladies", Telegram & Gazette, p. G1, ISSN 1050-4184 
  3. ^ Curtis, Nancy H. (July 25, 1993), "Color It What?", Chicago Tribune, p. 3I, ISSN 1085-6706 
  4. ^ Ukraine, Karen (August 2, 1996), "The Victorian Rage", Boston Herald, p. 44, ISSN 0738-5854 
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Alternative titles "The Painted Ladies"
"Painted ladies"
"Postcard Row"
"Painted Ladies San Francisco"
"Seven Sisters"
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