Posted by Stacey Poole on Apr 01, 2019
On March 26, 2019, 20 Rotarians and guests got a tour of the historic Haas-Lilienthal House by our very own member Christopher Wiseman.
The Victorian home was constructed in 1886, survived the 1906 earthquake and fires, and became only one of 34 National Treasures in American in 2012. Three generations of the Haas and then Lilienthal families lived in the home from 1886 until 1972. Staff living in the home also included a cook, an upstairs maid, a second maid, a waitress, a nursemaid, and a laundryman. One cook worked for the family for 60 years! The family‚Äôs entrepreneurial endeavors included a mercantile company, Haas Brothers grocery and the liquor business. The family has been and continues to be philanthropists for a variety of causes throughout the Bay Area. 
This was a wonderful opportunity for Rotarians to learn about San Francisco history, tour a rare Victorian home in its original state, and meet fellow members. We hope to see you at an upcoming Rotary social event.