“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. Karen M Wood

    I lived in the Evangeline Residence 1975-1976. Was 18, worked for the Veterans Administration Central Office, one of many girls recruited for secretarial work from across the U.S. It was an exciting time, and a wonderful city to be in after coming from rural Upstate New York! Would love to connect with young women who were there at the time that I lost touch with — Beth Malloy, Beth O’Keefe, Faye Coffman…
    Thanks! Karen Wood ([email protected]) in Boston now

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