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Live in a Piece of History at This $16 Million San Francisco Mansion

A prominent family built it right after the earthquake. Three generations later, they're selling it.

In 1906,  Elizabeth Leslie Meyerfeld married Leon Lazare Roos. Her father, who owned a chain of theaters, promised the couple a new house.

Under any circumstance, a new house would be a substantial wedding present. But given that the newlyweds were in San Francisco, a city that had just seen 56 percent of its population rendered homeless by an earthquake and the resultant fire, the area’s real estate was in a particularly acute state of flux.