Casa Madrona is located on Frederick Street in San Francisco, California. The hotel was constructed in 1885 as a home for William Barrett, Secretary Treasurer for the San Francisco Gas and Electric Company. In 1906 the property was sold and turned into a hotel, which it successfully operated as until WWII, when it was used for military housing. The hotel didn't bounce back after the war and began a steady decline. In 1959 the hotel was completely renovated, and in 1976, after devastating landslides damaged the structure and demolition was felt to be inevitable, the hotel was once again restored. Over the years the Casa has seen many famous people cross it's doors, including the rock band Pink Floyd and Marilyn Monroe, who spent several months here recuperating after The Misfits ened production in late 1960. In 1974 director Francis Ford Coppola filmed a sequence from his thriller The Conversation, with Gene Hackman, here at the hotel. Casa Madrona was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.