Tag Archives: Potrero Police Station

Mattress Mattress Burning Bright

According to a confidential Howler source*, the recent fire at the old Potrero Police Station was started by a burning mattress. The cause of the mattress fire is yet unknown, but no one had recently gotten into the station. The source also related that someone from the neighborhood has been haranguing the City about the […]

Appealing Post Expanded Delightfully

SF Appeal ran with my recent post about 2300 Third and did some lovely research with the Department of Building Inspections, including getting copies of their emails. Note to self: learn how to request those. City Tickets City Over Abandoned 3rd Street Police Station SF Appeal said: In emails obtained by The Appeal, John Updike, […]

City Cites City

The other day I was walking to catch the T to work and saw this notice taped to the old police station: VIOLATION DESCRIPTION: Failure to comply with Vacant or Abandoned Building Ordinance (194-09), which requires the following action: The submittal of completed Application for Registration of Vacant or Abandoned Buildings and payment of initial […]

Police Station Fire Does $200,000 in Damage

What happens to a building like this? What is its disposition? I have some dubious credentials and a burning (haha) interest in this story. The first order of business is to see if there’s anything the SFPD still has to share. I contacted their public information office, Mindy Talmadge. She replied: The only additional information […]

Fire in the Old Potrero Police Station

My assumption is that some hot coals or a lit cigarette were in a city worker’s garbage bin, since they store them in the side shed after they do their rounds cleaning up the neighborhood. The other possibilities are a bit more nefarious, except for rats chewing through the wiring. SFist has a little report: […]