A Nazi flag above a house at 21st and Sanchez is drawing widespread attention today, after Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential race last night.
The assumption being made by some Twitter users is that the flag reflects the widespread support that white supremacist groups gave Trump.
However, SFist was able to talk to the owner, Frederick Roeber, who said he had hoisted it as a "statement on the president-elect." Apparently realizing that not everyone understood or appreciated the joke, he's since replaced it with a rainbow peace flag.
And with that, check out the surprising history behind the rather unique building. For example, the fountain in front of the house was a gift from Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini to an eye surgeon who owned the property in the 1930s, according to the Examiner, in recognition of medical work performed on one of the dictator's relatives.
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