Bob Holloway writes (3/11/03):
In one contemporary book, "San Francisco, Building
the Dream City" by James Alexander & James Heig (Scottwall Associates, 2002),
they make a reference to the Victorian Cliff House as being "crowned by a
bright blue roof," which of course is in contrast to the hand-colored postcard
images of the Victorian Cliff House we have all seen, depicting the roof as
reddish in color. I have just left a message for the authors, asking if they
would share their source for this reference.