Cliff House Project
A Program of Western Neighborhoods Project



Front Beach View Oceanside Interior Floor Plan Newspaper Misc



Daily Alta California - 9 March 1868


The San Francisco Examiner - Apr 6 1868


Daily Alta California - 26 April 1868


Daily Alta California - 7 Sept 1868


Advertisement, Sacramento Daily Union - Sept 19, 1868


San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 28 1871


San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 22 1871


Champagne Bath

Foster's Cliff House was sometimes known for the extravagance of it's
customers, like the purported "Champagne Bath"

San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 2 1891

The San Francisco Examiner - May 27 1892

San Jose herald - 6 March 1895



The Examiner - 18 Nov 1894



  Other Print References 


Pacific Rural Press - 23 Sept 1871


From book "Beautiful Old San Francisco", online at California State Library


Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1872
"CALIFORNIA - How to go There and What to See By The Way, by Charles Nordhoff"


This engraving was taken from a page of an old history book, Pecularities of American Cities by Captain Willard Glazier, 1886.  Engravings were common in books during the 19th century, before photos became more economical. The image was scratched into wood or metal and then used to make the print on the paper.

Update: this same engraving also appears in a book titled "The Golden State" by McClellan, published 1872


Drawn by Charles Graham
Harper's Weekly,  April 30 1887


Stoddard, 9-15-1893