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San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
San Francisco, California

Fleishhacker Pool Ruins

Forgotten and then destroyed by fire, this was once one of the largest saltwater swimming pools in the world.
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Mansion

27-room home built with the fortune of a sugar magnate.
San Francisco, California

Pacific Unity Sculptures

Deco Modern sculptures of the people of the Pacific, cast for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.
San Francisco, California

McElroy Octagon House

One of few lasting examples of the brief octagon craze that developed into folly.
San Francisco, California

Land’s End Octagon House

The one-time watch house for incoming ships at the Golden Gate now stands abandoned and hidden in trees.
San Francisco, California

The Wreck of the King Philip

This partially buried wreck is one of the most complete of its kind but is only revealed when the sea allows.
San Francisco, California

Hotaling Whiskey Warehouse

The largest whiskey stash on the West Coast survived the 1906 fires--but not without heroic effort.
Boston, Massachusetts

Tomb of the Mather Family

The tomb of Increase Mather and his son Cotton, influential colonial ministers obsessed with the occult.
Brooklyn, New York

The Evergreens Cemetery

Final resting place for the Triangle Shirtwaist fire’s unidentified victims.
Oakland, California

The Crucible

An art collective teaching the more fiery, metal-y art forms.
Oakland, California

De Lauers Super Newsstand

The newsstand that never closes its doors—well, almost never.
San Francisco, California

Lincoln Park

Shoot for par over the bodies of the dead on this cemetery-cum-golf course.
South San Francisco, California

Wind Harp

A large instrument played by the wind.
New York, New York

The 'Ghostbusters' Firehouse

Try not to get slimed in Tribeca.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
Reno, Nevada

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

The only surviving prototype of Buckminster Fuller's revolutionary car.
Bishop, California

Erick Schat's Bakkerÿ

A charming desert roadside bakery that produces 10 times more bread daily than it has residents in its town.
Mono County, California

Hot Creek Geological Site

This naturally heated mountainous creek has created a group of neon blue pools of potentially deadly boiling water.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
Colma, California

Colma Historical Association

This odd little museum holds exhibits on everything from blacksmith equipment to hair jewelry.
San Francisco, California

Urbano Sundial

A promotional sun clock on the site of San Francisco's great raceway.
Colma, California

Wyatt Earp's Grave

The peaceful gravesite of a rugged wild west gunman echoes the touching story of his last days.
Pacifica, California

Devil's Slide Bunker

The graffiti-covered remnants of a former triangulation station are balanced precariously on this California peak.