Class act Jacqui Naylor, a jazz singer, lives in a dwelling in SF that once was home to Rube Goldberg, the inventor of oblique feng shui strategy, and builder of better traps-of-mouse.
Sam Whiting and Brand Chr says:
(and imagine a Led Zeppelin song played on piano as you read this)
Inventor and contraptionist Rube Goldberg San Francisco apartment is open today, July 31st, as part of a trunk show to raise funds and awareness to landmark the building at the corner of Gough and Oak Streets in Hayes Valley.
The apartment has its original wallpaper and fixtures when Rube built it an moved in following the Great Catastrophe of 1906. It was unchanged when jazz singer Jacqui Naylor moved in 25 years ago, and she has been careful to keep it unchanged.
It looks like an apartment in old Havana, curated with “managed decay” by Naylor, who has been given an eviction notice under the Ellis Act. Getting the Rube Goldberg Building landmark status may not save her from eviction but it may save the apartment from being gutted of all its history and charm. If you want to see what a classic city flat looked like in the 1920s, now is the chance.
The trunk show is by Jennifer George, Rube’s granddaughter and historian who is here from New York to sell her designs and tell stories.
The Rube Goldberg Building is at 182-198 Gough St. The open house event runs from noon until 5 pm on July 31 at 194 Gough St.
Here is a short video:
I last saw Jacqui in Philly, if that explains things, with Josh Jones and Art Khu.