I’ve been busy working on a new presentation with the Sutro Library to celebrate Adolph Sutro’s birthday on Thursday, April 29th! I hope you can join me on zoom at 4PM. Free tickets available at Eventbrite. If you missed it, here is a link to the recording of my presentation. It is based on my research paper for The Argonaut, the Journal of the San Francisco Historical Society, Volume 27 No. 1 Summer 2016.
My semi-annual West of Twin Peaks walking tours for San Francisco City Guides are next weekend: Mt. Davidson Hike, Sat. May 19 at 1PM and West Side Whimsy, Sun. May 20 at 1PM. No reservation is required and the walk is free. I will also be leading the Mt. Davidson Hike for the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project on Sat. June 23rd at 1PM. Reservations for the walk can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested minimum donation is $10.o0. Hope to see at one or more of these walks!
Started in 1923 atop Mt. Davidson, this annual event continues!
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.
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.
Offered in support of the Glen Park Neighborhood History Project
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.
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, 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.