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Overview

An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area is both a guidebook and an unparalleled reference to the historic and architectural resources of this area. Intended for residents, visitors, historians, preservationists, and students, it is a must for anyone interested in the built environment.

More than 2,000 entries.

Features text and photographs by Cerny and twelve Bay Area experts.

Showcases buildings by all major San Francisco Bay Area architects from the 1860s to the present.

Covers landmarks in every Bay Area county: 1) San Francisco, 2) San Mateo, 3) Santa Clara, 4) Alameda, 5) Contra Costa, 6) Solano, 7) Napa, 8) Sonoma, and 9) Marin.

Includes more than 100 cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

Provides more than 140 maps for walking and driving tours.

Offers historical essays on the history of each county, city, and town.

Contains an extensive bibliography.

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This extensively illustrated architectural guidebook covers San Francisco and all the other Bay Area counties, including San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin. A dozen Bay Area specialists provide detailed histories of buildings in the region's cities, towns, and neighborhoods. An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area contains more than 2,000 entries. An essential tour guide for residents or visitors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586854324
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/10/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 1,410,810
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.51 (d)

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Palo Alto was created in 1887 at the same time as Stanford University, and incorporated in 1894; the town was established to serve the university community. The city has beautiful tree-lined streets and good examples of pre-World War II homes. Its population is 58,000.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Introduction xii

I San Francisco City and County 1

II San Mateo County 117

III Santa Clara County 165

IV Alameda County 229

V Contra Costa County 339

VI Solano County 365

VII Napa County 389

VIII Sonoma County 415

IX Marin County 459

BART 501

Architectural Styles

Further Reading

Biographies of Authors

Index

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