Located in the historic Garden District in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood, the 2.2-acre site has a long, storied history of providing affordable housing and care services for the elderly. Originally built in 1884 as a convalescent/nursing home for elderly women, known as the Lick Old Ladies Home and later renamed as the University Mound Old Ladies’ Home, it was reconstructed in 1932 as is noted as one of the first senior care facilities in California. Designed in the Colonial Revival architectural style that embodies the distinctive characteristics of the period, the building was designated as a Historical Landmark in 2015. The building represents the work of master architects Martin J. Rist and Alfred I. Coffey, who both separately and in partnership were well known for their designs of institutional buildings. Sentinel acquired the asset in January 2018 and renamed the assisted living community to Portola Gardens. Today, Portola Gardens operates as a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) providing assisted living care and services to San Francisco’s seniors.