San Francisco, California: Defenestration (Gone)

Building which had all of its furniture crawling out of the windows and down the walls, an art installation. Survived for 15 years, finally uninstalled.

Intersection of 6th and Howard, southwest corner.
Building scheduled to be demolished!

Visitor Tips and News About Defenestration

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

House Of Falling Furniture

Since 1997, the building sitting at the corner of 6th St. and Howard St. in San Francisco has been a sculptural mural. The piece consists of tables, chairs, lamps and even a grandfather clock, all hanging precariously out of the building's windows. Known as "Defenestration," (a word meaning "to throw out of a window") the sculpture's various pieces are all fastened to the abandoned building to create the illusion of falling.

[Denise Taylor, 07/23/2012]

Furniture extruding from apartment building.


At the corner of 6th street and Folsom you will find a building which has all of its furniture crawling out of the windows and down the sides of the building.

[GoddTodd, 10/04/2001]

May 2007 - Photo from Phil Pasquini, who writes "Defenestration is showing signs of wear after being there for the past 10 years. But it still looks great and causes a lot of people to take a second and a third look."

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Biosphere 2, Oracle, Arizona (Aug 15-21, 2022)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings