Events

West Side Whimsy Walk Returns Sun. Oct. 27th

Come join me for this seasonal October 2013 tour for San Francisco City Guides on Sunday. Oct. 27th 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. Map and more information at San Francisco City Guides.

Free Guided Hike of Mt. Davidson Sat. Oct. 19th

You are invited to my seasonal October tour of Mt. Davidson for City Guides on Sat. Oct. 19th at 10AM (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 and the gigantic cross dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1934 : San Francisco City Guides.

Presenting “West of Twin Peaks” Monday, July 29th

Last chance to see my San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks history slideshow for the San Francisco Public Library summer reading program this Mon., July 29 at 7:00 PM – Sunset Branch (1305 18th Ave.) Hope to see you there! More about my book at San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks.

West Side Whimsy Coming to Glen Park July 24th

You are invited to my closing presentation of Bay Area Beauty: The Artistry of Harold G. Stoner, Architect for the San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Reading Program: Books by the Bay this
Weds., July 24 at 6:30 PM – Glen Park Branch (2825 Diamond St.). Hope to see you there! See more about Harold Stoner at Bay Area Beauty.

Presenting Architect Harold Stoner at the SFPL

I will be presenting Bay Area Beauty: The Artistry of Harold G. Stoner, Architect for the San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Reading Program: Books by the Bay. I hope you can join me at one of these July events:

Sat., July 6 at 2:00 PM – Golden Gate Valley (1801 Green St.)
Sat., July 20 at 2:00 PM – Vistacion Valley (201 Leland Ave.)
Weds., July 24 at 6:30 PM – Glen Park (2825 Diamond St.)

Harold Gordon Stoner is among only a handful of architects who determined the unique look and character of San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks. Development that began with the sale of the Adolph Sutro Estate, in 1910, created neighborhoods that are atypical of older San Francisco. Concern that residents would abandon the city after the 1906 earthquake for the suburbs gave impetus to the creation of park-like neighborhoods of artistically designed houses with sideyards, set back on curvilinear streets. Stoner played a key role in establishing this “City Beautiful” aesthetic in San Francisco: Bay Area Beauty.

West of Twin Peaks Summer Reading Events

I am pleased to have been invited to participate in the San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Reading Program: Books by the Bay. You are invited to my ALL NEW San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks history slideshow at the following branches in July:

Tues., July 2 at 6:30 PM – Anza Branch (550 37th Ave.)
Wed., July 10 at 7PM – Merced Branch (155 Winston Dr.)
Sat., July 13 at 2 PM – Ingleside Branch (1298 Ocean Ave. at Plymouth)
Mon., July 29 at 7:00 PM – Sunset Branch (1305 18th Ave.)

See rare vintage photos while learning about the unique history of the City Beautiful Movement-inspired neighborhoods on the slopes of San Francisco’s highest hill: Mt. Davidson, as well as, the story of the unique City park and monument at it’s peak featured in San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks.

Book Presentation June 18 at 7PM

You are invited to my ALL NEW slideshow presentation at the Parkside Branch Library on Tuesday, June 18th (1200 Taraval St. at 22nd Ave.) Learn about the unique history of the City Beautiful Movement-inspired neighborhoods on the slopes of San Francisco’s highest hill: Mt. Davidson, as well as, the story of the unique City park and monument at it’s peak featured in San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks.

West Side Whimsy Walk – Sept. 1st 10 AM

Labor Day weekend, I am pleased to be leading this walk for the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association. 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 Portico at the SE corner of Junipero Serra and Sloat, San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at 10 AM for this two-hour walk. The walk is open to non-members. More information at Berkeley Path Wanderers.

Architecture and Personality – June 21st

I am pleased to be presenting Bay Area Beauty: The Artistry of Harold G. Stoner, Architect to the American Institute of Architects, San Mateo County Chapter, on Thursday, June 21st, at 7PM. Join us at Otter Books, 86 East 3rd Avenue, in San Mateo. The event is free, but rsvp to aiasmc@sbcglobal.net or by calling 650-348-5133 is requested: AIA San Mateo County Chapter.

Palo Alto Stanford Heritage Event – May 20th

As part of recognizing National Preservation Month, I will be giving a lecture about architect Harold G. Stoner’s unique creations in San Francisco and on the Peninsula for Palo Alto Stanford Heritage this Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 1PM. From Art Deco landmarks to storybook cottages and Spanish castles, see how Stoner waved his magic wand throughout West of Twin Peaks and beyond. Join us at the Woman’s Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Avenue: Palo Alto Stanford Heritage.