Few People Know The Real Reason The Painted Ladies In Northern California Are Brightly Colored

Whether you’ve spent a lot of time in San Francisco or you have yet to visit, it’s likely you’re familiar with the icon known as the Painted Ladies. There are actually many Painted Ladies, but the most famous of them all is a stretch of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street. Boasting brightly-colored exteriors, these vibrant Victorian-style houses have been featured widely in media. They’ve been donned on postcards and calendars and most famously were featured in the intro to the television show Full House. But do you know exactly why the Painted Ladies were painted so brightly in the first place? Or what makes them so unique? Read on to find out!

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