The Black House

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The Black House

150.00

Ex-circus entertainer Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan on June 6, 1966 in this unassuming house formerly located at 6114 California St. in San Francisco. The front room housed the alter; during rituals it was graced by a fleshy nude woman representing the “embodiment of the Earth Mother.”

The front room was always kept shuttered against the sun. LaVey conducted a highly publicized baptism of his 3 year old daughter, Zeena, here in 1967. A 500 pound pet tiger named Togare was kept on the grounds. The building fell into disrepair after LaVey’s death in 1997 and was razed in 2001. Before housing Satanists, it was possibly a speakeasy or a “spook parlor.”

ABOUT THE SERIES:

The All that Glitters Series draws from San Francisco’s rich history using old photos of notable locations. All images for sale in this series are original ink drawings on archival paper, matted with black matte board, ready to frame. All matted works are 9'“ x 12” (22.86cm X 30.48cm).

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Ex-circus entertainer Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan on June 6, 1966 in this unassuming house formerly located at 6114 California St. in San Francisco. The front room housed the alter; during rituals it was graced by a fleshy nude woman representing the “embodiment of the Earth Mother.”

The front room was always kept shuttered against the sun. LaVey conducted a highly publicized baptism of his 3 year old daughter, Zeena, here in 1967. A 500 pound pet tiger named Togare was kept on the grounds. The building fell into disrepair after LaVey’s death in 1997 and was razed in 2001. Before housing Satanists, it was possibly a speakeasy or a “spook parlor.”

ABOUT THE SERIES:

The All that Glitters Series draws from San Francisco’s rich history using historical photos of notable locations. All images for sale in this series are original ink drawings on archival paper, matted with black matte board, ready to frame. All matted works are 9'“ x 12” (22.86cm X 30.48cm).