Higgins House
photo from Our Oakland

Higgins House is the Italianate-style mansion of San Francisco lumberman Elisha Higgins and his wife Cecilia A. Higgins, which is in what is now Preservation Park.

The house is in its original location, where it was built in 1886. Sadly for Higgins, he had died by 1889 and Cecilia's was the only name on the tax rolls. Higgins was part of the San Francisco lumber fir Higgins and Collins, but little is known about it. Unlike some of the other nearby houses, the Higgins House was never sub-divided into multiple dwellings or substantially altered.