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Siegriest House is a beautiful Victorian-style home at 5185 Miles Avenue, the long-time family home of artist Louis Siegriest. An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area says it was designed by A.W. Smith and built in 1900. 1 Zillow, et al, say 1885. 2

5185 Miles Ave. was 123 Miles Ave. before renumbering, and Miles Ave. was previously First Avenue. Cavour Street was previously Summer Street; both were changed during a 1907 renaming. 3

The house first belonged to Giuseppe "Joseph" Bassi and Maria Bassi, from c.1892. Their adopted daughter was Louis' mother, Emelia Bassi (Siegriest), who inherited the house after they both died in 1898.

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Links and References

  1. An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area by Susan Dinkelspiel Cerny
  2. 5185 Miles Avenue Zillow.com
  3. Board Of Public Works Clears Up Big Mystery Oakland Tribune April 10, 1907