Ghosts At 1427 Valencia Street?

It has been said that homes take on the spirit of their occupants over time. As we near Halloween and the Day of The Dead next week, it's a good time to reflect on the people who previously resided in our current location and honor their memory. Our office at 1427 Valencia Street was the home and business of the Christen family from 1899 until 1967.  According to a Christen family descendant, at least four Christen family members passed away in the property.

The Christens originated from the German part of Switzerland and Dairy Farming was their business. What started as a relatively small operation in back of the house in a barn grew to become the Christen Dairy Ranch located where the present day Serramonte Shopping Mall sits in Daly City.

So, have we had any ghostly visits at 1427 Valencia Street? Not specifically, but out of the ordinary incidents have been reported: Doors opening when no one is there or no window was open that could have caused a door to blow open, documents printing without signatures immediately after said documents were signed and envelopes appearing down the hall from where they were put. The general atmosphere of the house, however, is bright, open and welcoming.

2013 Victorian Alliance House Tour: Mission District, Sunday, October 20th

Tickets are available now for the Victorian Alliance's 2013 House Tour. This year the tour spotlights San Francisco's Mission District with a focus on South Van Ness Avenue's Mansion Row. It's on Sunday October 20, 2013 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Tickets purchased prior to October 11, 2013 are $45.00. After October 11, 2013 and on the day of the tour, tickets are $50.00. You may purchase online at

Open House Tomorrow 9/8/13: 113 Lundys Lane San Francisco, CA 94110 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Join Hartford Properties tomorrow, September 8, 2013 between 2:00 and 4:00 PM for our Open House at 113 Lundys Lane, San Francisco, CA 94110 in Bernal Heights. This Victorian A frame is on a quiet cul de sac yet only a few blocks to the Mission and the Valencia Street corridors.

Professionally painted inside and out with attention to every detail, complimented with freshly sanded floors and new linoleum in the kitchen and pantry. 3 bedrooms and 1 bath with full basement storage below.  Bright and sunny yard for your victory garden or walk to the Safeway market only 2 blocks away.  All systems upgraded, yet the original wainscoting, trim and fireplace mantle all in excellent condition. Easy access to the Muni J line, 14 Mission bus and BART station.

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