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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.
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.
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
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