Paint the Town with American Income Life Convention
It’s just a few more months until American Income Life Convention takes over San Francisco! While you’re checking out all that the city has to offer, you might stumble upon some brightly-colored Victorian and Edwardian houses, which are famously known as the “Painted Ladies.”
American Income Life Convention and a Splash of Color
Constructed between 1849 and 1915, these houses can be found near the Haight-Ashbury, Lower Haight, and Alamo Square areas of San Francisco*. Even back then, most of these homes sported a wide range of distinctive colors until they were painted a dull gray during World War I and World War II. The term “Painted Ladies” was coined in a 1978 book about this style of home, at about the same time that some homeowners began painting their houses in the same garish colors they were originally known for. Today the rows of classically-designed homes have become a signature landmark of San Francisco, and are perhaps best known for appearing in the opening credits for the TV series, Full House.
Color Yourself Excited with American Income Life!
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