An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area

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Overview

An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area is the definitive guide to the history and architecture of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. This compendium has been written and photographed by Susan Cerny and twelve Bay Area experts and provides a historic record of how the area developed to became what it is today, and discusses transportation systems, city and suburban landscape plans, public parkland, California history, and economic, social, and political influences. Included are San Francisco Victorians, civic buildings, churches, parks, grand Period Revivals, and rustic Arts and Crafts homes, as well as significant vernacular buildings in less publicized neighborhoods and towns.

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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
  • 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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