Living in a unique, historic building is something plenty of people would love to do in San Francisco. But they may draw the line at residing in an old hospital.
The Presidio Public Health Service Hospital was built in 1932, replacing an older hospital building that served the area’s military residents. It was shut down in 1981, briefly used as the Defense Language Institute, and later abandoned and left vacant in 1988. It quickly became a favorite spot for graffiti artists and those looking to explore deserted buildings and remained mostly dilapidated for decades after.