Presentation About Architect H.G. Stoner Sept. 7th

All are welcome to the presentation at the Greater West Portal Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7th, 7:30 PM at the West Portal Playground building, 139 Lenox Way. Hear the surprising story of this artistic Englishman – one of San Francisco’s most creative architects – featured in Bay Area Beauty: The Artistry of Harold G. Stoner, Architect.

Book Presentation in Forest Hill – September 20

Forest Hill Clubhouse 1923

Presentation about Bay Area Beauty: The Artistry of Harold G. Stoner, Architect at the Forest Hill Garden Club on Monday, September 20, at the Forest Hill Clubhouse, 381 Magellan Avenue, San Francisco. Social hour at 11:30 AM, lunch and meeting at Noon, and book presentation at 1PM. Non-members are welcome and can RSVP for a complimentary lunch by calling me at 415-584-8694 or sending me an email on my contact page.

Celebrating Restoration of Hillsborough Landmark

Carolands Gatehouse

The Hsu Family with Hillsborough Police Captain Mark O'Connor

Artistry and grace came together in the celebration June 6th of the reconstruction of the historic Carolands gatehouse designed by Harold G. Stoner. A once-forgotten piece of Hillsborough history has found a new purpose as part of the town’s law-enforcement infrastructure. The former gatehouse of the Carolands Chateau subdivision, which had fallen into disrepair, has been completely refurbished thanks to a partnership between the city and a group of volunteers and donors. Sally Meakin, who led the effort to save the building along with her husband Jim, said she’s breathing a “huge sigh of relief” now that the project, aside from a few finishing touches, is complete. The Meakins credit fellow Hillsborough residents George and Anna Hsu for saving the project with a donation of $300,000. “If it weren’t for the Hsus, I don’t know where it would have ended up,” said Meakin who sees the cottage as an important link between Hillsborough’s aristocratic past and its scaled-back, if still exclusive, present. “This one building is so distinctive and so charming, and it is certainly representative of the era when the huge estates were starting to be subdivided,” she said.

Jim and Sally Meakin - Center

Stoner Inspired Cake

Miraloma Park Literary Soiree May 23rd

On Sunday, May 23, from 3 to 5 pm in San Francisco at the Miraloma Park Clubhouse, 350 O’Shaughnessy Blvd., we will continue a tradition started over a decade ago with a Spring literary gathering of local and neighborhood writers and poets. Authors from Miraloma Park and adjacent neighborhoods are cordially invited to come and read their work, and everyone is welcome to come and listen as our dedicated local scribes, mavens, and poets regale you with their tales and poems and give you the opportunity to purchase their published work. Each author will have 10 to 15 minutes to read, depending on the numbers attending. Among other authors, Jacquie Proctor will be reading from her new book about architect Harold G. Stoner. Wine, cheese, cookies, and coffee will be provided, and a 15 to 20 minute break will give audience and authors time to mingle, check out books for sale, and get to know each other.

Sleepy Hollow June 3rd, 7:30PM

Presentation: The first Architect of Sleepy Hollow, Harold G. Stoner

Learn about the career of Architect Harold G. Stoner and his work in Sleepy Hollow, presented by the author of “Bay Area Beauty: The Artistry of Harold G. Stoner, Architect”.

Thursday June 3, 7:30 PM, 1317 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo

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Stonestown YMCA Creative Arts Faire March 20th

Book signing at the Stonestown Family YMCA  Creative Arts Faire
Open to both Members and the General Public
March 20th, 2010  11AM-4PM
St. Stephen’s Event Center
451 Eucalyptus Drive at 20th Avenue
San Francisco

Book Signing March 9, 2010 at 7pm

Balboa Terrace Homeowner Association Meeting
Ninth Church of Christ Scientist
175 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Entrance on San Rafael Way near Darien Way