San Francisco's Lost Landmarks

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With long-forgotten stories and evocative photographs, this collection showcases the once-familiar sites that have faded into dim memories and hazy legends. Not just a list of places, facts, and dates, this pictorial history shows why San Francisco has been a legendary travel destination and one of the world's premier places to live and work for more than 150 years.

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Overview

With long-forgotten stories and evocative photographs, this collection showcases the once-familiar sites that have faded into dim memories and hazy legends. Not just a list of places, facts, and dates, this pictorial history shows why San Francisco has been a legendary travel destination and one of the world's premier places to live and work for more than 150 years.

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"A gemstone of historical information. Smith's passion for its special place in his life fills these pages . . . in a friendly conversational style that's accompanied by fascinating historical photographs. Reading this was a journal of discovery." —www.blog.CharlesMarkee.com (September 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884995446
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 1,548,277
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Original Land and Shores: Sculpting a City 1
Walk Around the Coastline-Mid-Nineteenth Century 4
Islands and Rocks 5
The Filling of the Bay and the Abandoned Gold Rush Fleet 8
Tearing Down the Hills 15
San Francisco's Sand Dunes and Marshland 21
Shelly Cocoas 22
Chapter 2 Amusement Parks 27
Woodward's Gardens 27
Remembrance of Woodward's Gardens 31
The Chutes on Haight Street 37
The Chutes at Tenth and Fulton 40
The Fillmore Street Chutes 43
Playland at the Beach 44
Herb Caen's View on Playland 54
Chapter 3 Ocean, Bay & Wharf-side Attractions 55
Meigg's Wharf and the Cobweb Palace 55
Cobweb Palace 58
Sutro Heights 59
Adolph Sutro's San Francisco 59
The Cliff House 61
The Cliff House and the Parallel 62
Sutro's Baths & Museum 66
Memories of Sutro Baths 70
Chapter 4 Gambling Houses, Parlors, Clubs, Saloons and Dives 71
The Gold Rush Era 72
The Enterprise Years 76
Post-Quake San Francisco 79
The Depression and War Years 82
The Fillmore Jazz Clubs 86
The Beat Era-Post WWII 87
The Primalon on Fillmore Street 87
The Curtain Falls 88
David de Alba at the Finocchio Club 89
Chapter 5 Early Theatres & Stage 91
The Early Years-First Half of the Golden Era 92
Elisa Biscaccianti 96
San Francisco's Star Rises-Second Half of the Golden Era 97
Civil War and Silver 101
Chapter 6 California Midwinter International Exposition-1894 111
California Midwinter International Exposition 112
Chapter 7 Panama-Pacific International Exposition-1915 127
The Planning Begins 129
Building the Exposition 129
The Exposition City and Its Exhibits 131
State and International Buildings and Facilities 137
The Joy Zone 139
The Panama-Pacific International Exposition Experience 141
Memories of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 142
The End of a Great Fair 145
Chapter 8 Golden Gate International Exposition-1939 147
The Planning Begins 148
Building the Exposition 149
The Exposition City and Its Exhibits 154
State and Federal Buildings and Facilities 158
International Participation 161
The Joy Zone 168
The Golden Gate International Exposition Experience 169
The End of a Great Fair 172
A Young View of the Golden Gate International Exposition 173
Chapter 9 San Francisco's Restaurants of the Past 175
The Poodle Dog 176
The French Room-Clift Hotel Menu 182
The Italians 187
Eating Chinese 189
Theme Restaurants 191
Coffee Dan's 192
The Domino Club 199
An Exile's Toast 200
Chapter 10 San Francisco's Early Grand Hotels 201
San Francisco's Early Hotels 202
The Niantic Hotel 203
Gold Rush Hotels 204
San Francisco's First Grand Hotels 208
The Lick House 210
The Grand Hotel 213
Senator Sharon and Miss Hill at the Grand Hotel 214
The Palace Hotel 215
The Baldwin Hotel 220
Nearly the End of an Era 222
Bibliography 225
Index 227
About the Author 237
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