Painted Ladies discussion
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Painted ladies is the collective American vernacular term to describe Victorian houses which are usually painted in a multi-colored pastel scheme, especially in the greater San Francisco area and New Orleans.
In a more specific sense, "the Painted Ladies" are a row of such houses on Steiner Street, bordering Alamo Square park, in San Francisco. This block appears very frequently in mass-market photographs of the city and its tourist attractions.