Historically industrious, independent and creative. Renowned for its great Central Waterfront location, this remarkably sunny neighborhood is layered with character. We invite you to learn about the history of Dogpatch, its present-day artistic pulse and what the future brings.
Even from its earliest beginnings, Dogpatch has blended residential and industrial offerings in ways few neighborhoods across the country have. Thanks to its waterfront location, Dogpatch flourished as a hub for shipbuilding with many warehouses, steel mills and dry docks still standing today.
Because Dogpatch was one of the few neighborhoods to come out of the 1906 fire and earthquake with little damage, its original buildings and housing are well preserved. In fact, over the past two decades many artists and entrepreneurs have flocked to Dogpatch to breathe new life into its old homes, warehouses and buildings—establishing the neighborhood as a newfound hub for creativity and culture.