Events

Spring Tour of Mt. Davidson Park on Sat. May 6, 2017

I will be leading my annual free Spring tour of Mt. Davidson Park for San Francisco City Guides on Sat. May 6 at 1PM.

More about the tour in this thoughtful and comprehensive article about the history of the park by Laura Thompson for Hoodline: From Cult Film to the Courtroom, Mt. Davidson takes Center Stage.

 

Mt. Davidson History Presentation Sat. Oct. 22nd

I am pleased to be the featured speaker for the October General Meeting of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, at the Glen Park Branch, San Francisco Public Library
Second Floor Meeting Room, 2825 Diamond Street (between Bosworth and Chenery Streets). Admission is free. See historic pictures and learn about the history of the park and monument at the top of the City’s highest hill, as well as, the neighborhoods built on its slopes. More information at http://glenparkhistory.wixsite.com/glenparkhistory/events.

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50,000 see inaugural lighting by President Roosevelt in 1934

Mt. Davidson History Stroll – Sept. 10th

Putting bulbs back on cross after painting Side Of Mt. Davidson Coss1928Offered in support of the Glen Park Neighborhood History Project

Reserve Now!
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Meet at Sherwood Ave and Myra Way (Muni 36 bus shelter/turnaround).

Explore the inspired history of San Francisco’s highest hill with Mt. Davidson historian Jacquie Proctor! This casual stroll through a 40-acre nature preserve will take you to the amazing view and gigantic monument at its 938 ft. high summit.

Tour appropriate for ages 12 years and older. No pets, please. Group limited to 15 people. Sloping trails can be windy and muddy. Wear a jacket and sturdy shoes. No restrooms available. Rain cancels.

Reserve now by emailing SunnysideHistory@gmail.com.
Suggested Minimum Donation $5.00 to help support future GPNHP activities. Picture of 1928 Cross courtesy of John T. Williams. 

 

Aptos Middle Schoolyard Event – Sept. 17th

Aptos Middle School was built with Public Works Adminstration funds during the Great Depression (photo courtesy of Gray Brechin). I will be sharing historic neighborhood photos and books at the Aptos Middle Schoolyard Kick-Off celebration on Sat. Sept. 17th from 11AM-1PM. Hope to see you there! aptos

West Side Whimsy Presentation – August 24th

West Side Whimsy – Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m – Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Drive (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco, CA 94132
Discover the unique atmosphere and whimsical architecture of the City Beautiful movement-inspired neighborhoods built west of Twin Peaks. From Art Deco landmarks, West Indies colonials, and storybook cottages to Mediterranean villas, learn from San Francisco historian and City Guide volunteer, Jacquie Proctor,TropicBeachColorCrop about the Period-Revival style of architecture found in San Francisco’s western neighborhoods and beyond. Both a question-and-answer session and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Spring West Side Walk, Sunday, May 1st, 1PM

Learn about this home featured on the Golden Gate International Exposition Model Home tour GGIEModelHomeLakesideand more on my annual spring West Side Whimsy tour for San Francisco City Guides on Sunday, May 1st, at 1PM.

From Art Deco landmarks to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how architect Harold G. Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Meet at the pedestrian staircase entrance to the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, adjacent to 141 Junipero Blvd. for this two-hour walk. No restrooms available. Rain cancels. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.

West Side Whimsy Walk Sunday, Oct. 4th at 1PM

DarienWayI hope you can join me for my annual fall West Side Whimsy tour for San Francisco City Guides on Sunday, October 4th, at 1PM. From Art Deco landmarks to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how architect Harold G. Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Meet at the pedestrian staircase entrance to the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, adjacent to 141 Junipero Blvd. for this two-hour walk. No restrooms available. Rain cancels. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.

Free Guided Hike of Mt. Davidson, Sun. May 31st

Putting bulbs back on cross after painting Side Of Mt. Davidson Coss1928 You are invited to my spring 2015 tour of Mt. Davidson Park for City Guides on Sun. May 31st at 1PM (rain cancels). Learn about the inspired history of the unique forest planted by Adolph Sutro on this 1.5 hour stroll to top of San Francisco’s highest hill. Find out about the crosses built at the summit, including this one seen in 1928 getting its lights back on after being painted (photo courtesy John Williams) and the concrete  cross dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1934 : San Francisco City Guides.

West Side Whimsy Walk Returns Sat. May 2nd

lakesidedrugs I hope you can join me for my annual spring West Side Whimsy tour for San Francisco City Guides on Saturday, May 2nd, at 1PM. From Art Deco landmarks to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how architect Harold G. Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Meet at the pedestrian staircase entrance to the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, adjacent to 141 Junipero Blvd. for this two-hour walk. No restrooms available. Rain cancels. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.

West Side Whimsy Walk Sat. May 24th at 1PM

TropicBeachColor2 Come join me for this seasonal May 2014 tour for San Francisco City Guides on Saturday, May 24th, at 1PM. From Art Deco landmarks such the Tropic Beach facade of the Sutro Baths (color rendering above) to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how architect Harold G. Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Meet at the pedestrian staircase entrance to the Balboa Terrace neighborhood, adjacent to 141 Junipero Blvd. for this two-hour walk. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.