“Evangeline” (2007)

(349/4) 36-44 McAllister Street; Salvation Army Girls Hotel, Young Women’s Boarding Home of the Salvation Army, the Evangeline. Rooming house with 211 rooms and fourteen baths. 8B stories; reinforced concrete structure; scored stucco facade with end bays surmounted by Salvation Army symbols; three-part vertical composition; Renaissance/Baroque ornamentation; vestibule: pilaster order at entry. Alterations: ground level mostly remodeled, aluminum windows, cornice removed. Original owner: Salvation Army. Architect: Norman R. Coulter. 1922.

Built “for working girls employed at a small wage” by The Salvation Army, the Evangeline has been renamed the Civic Center Residence by its current owner, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.


Postcard, circa 1930.


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23 responses to “Evangeline

  1. Sue Riggle

    I lived at the Evangeline in Washington, DC in 1965-1966.

  2. v. robertson

    I lived at the Evangeline Residence in Los Angeles, on 6th Street. 1973, I was 20 and just started working at the Twin Towers downtown Bank of California. A great experience, met wonderful friends, and always felt safe. I especially remember a girl from Las Vegas, N.M., I can see her face, but cannot remember her name. Sorry to hear about the closing of this most needed women’s residence.

  3. Margie Perkins Beaver

    I lived at The Evangeline Residence at 1330 L Street, NW, Washibgton, DC during 1953 and on….
    Margie Perkins Beaver (I was then Margie Higgins and worked on F street, NW)

  4. Judy Church

    After arriving from the Midwest and getting an office job at Bechtel,I lived for several months there in 1964. I could park my VW bug in the empty lot next door in the evenings. Met so many nice women from other countries! Food was good, and rooms adequate…

  5. Patricia gow

    I lived in the Evangeline in 1962….worked at Reliance Insurance Company a short walk away…it was a welcoming experience for a young woman recently arrived in American from Scotland..I recall some very special friendships I made while there…

  6. nancy antonellis

    I lived in the Evangeline the month of September 1978. My room overlooked the Pussycat Cinema whose red lights would flash on and off all night long!

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