Wonderful New Trail Map for Mt. Davidson Park

Nancy Milholland has generously created the first-ever comprehensive trail map for Mt. Davidson Park! While the summit of San Francisco’s highest hill has been a city park since 1929, the trails are not marked and there has never been a official trail map published. The new Mt. Davidson map is available as a web map […]

Ruth Rowe, Miraloma Park Home Designer

“The Raleigh” by Ruth Rowe While notable architects such as Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck designed homes in nearby San Francisco neighborhoods, St. Francis Woods and Forest Hill, who were the designers of Miraloma Park homes? Since most pre-WWII homes in Miraloma Park were built in groups by the Meyer Brothers as “spec” houses rather […]

Sutro’s Forest Used to Build Twin Peaks Tunnel

This rare film brings the history described in my book, San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks, to life.  “Shot in the years after the great earthquake and fire which leveled The City, Twin Peaks Tunnel was intended to promote the development of Western portions of San Francisco. Twin Peaks Tunnel was shot by the Pathescope film […]

Historic Photos of Mt. Davidson Cross in 1928

The historic cross on Mt. Davidson will be lit on Easter Eve this year, as it has been every year since 1926. The 103-foot high cross presently sitting atop San Francisco’s highest hill was dedicated in 1934. It was built to last with 750 cubic yards of concrete placed around 30 tons of reinforced steel that […]

New Historic Video of Mt. Davidson

The Council of Armenian Organizations of Northern California purchased the Mt. Davidson Cross and surrounding property when it was sold by the City of San Francisco to settle a lawsuit in 1997. They have generously hosted the traditional annual Easter Sunrise service started in 1923, funded the lighting of the Cross on Easter Eve (this […]

Save Mt. Davidson Park

Please help stop the destruction of 1600 historic trees and 3000 feet of trails in this San Francisco jewel by supporting the San Francisco Forest Alliance.

Exhibit About Harold Stoner at San Anselmo Town Hall

A display about the history of Architect Harold G. Stoner’s work and life in Marin County, created by Judy Coy of the San Anselmo Historical Commission, is now on view at the San Anselmo Town Hall, 110 Tunstead Avenue. Located in the hall outside the San Anselmo Historical Museum, it can be seen Monday through […]

Who is Harold Stoner?

Woody LaBounty, former Director of the Western Neighborhood Project writes in his blog “Inside the Outside Lands:” “Thanks to the new book by WNP member Jacqueline Proctor, Bay Area Beauty: The Artistry of Harold G. Stoner, Architect, I find that the English-born Stoner was the visionary behind many west SF landmark buildings … [and] recommends […]

Harold G. Stoner in the San Francisco Chronicle

Architect writer John King featured the Stoner designed building in San Francisco’s Lakeside District on Ocean Avenue in his April 25, 2010 Cityscape column for the San Francisco Chronicle,  “Colonial topped by a sci-fi twist … An Art Moderne tower with a hint of sci-fi, the flourish tops a two-story medical office otherwise cloaked in […]

Home for Sale Designed by Harold Stoner

“Romantic and whimsical” Stoner Storybook home available in San Francisco’s Balboa Terrace neighborhood preserves the exterior details seen in this 1923 photo. See more at SFStorybookHome.

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