San Francisco's Nob Hill, California (Images of America Series)

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More than a neighborhood, San Francisco's Nob Hill encapsulates some of the major elements of the city's history. Early European settlers' cattle grazed on the windy hill, and with the Gold Rush of 1849, it became a lookout point as ships arrived daily, bringing thousands to San Francisco. Within the next 40 years, the moguls of the Central Pacific Railroad, along with other magnates, built spectacular residences atop Nob Hill, which became a focal point of San Francisco. Today Nob Hill is home to elegant ...
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Overview


More than a neighborhood, San Francisco's Nob Hill encapsulates some of the major elements of the city's history. Early European settlers' cattle grazed on the windy hill, and with the Gold Rush of 1849, it became a lookout point as ships arrived daily, bringing thousands to San Francisco. Within the next 40 years, the moguls of the Central Pacific Railroad, along with other magnates, built spectacular residences atop Nob Hill, which became a focal point of San Francisco. Today Nob Hill is home to elegant hotels, a cathedral, and a variety of residents. It remains a center of activity in a legendary city.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738581286
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/13/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,467,119
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


For this volume, author Katherine Powell Cohen has gathered photographs from the archives of Grace Cathedral; the Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotels; the Masonic Temple; the Bancroft Library; the Nob Hill Association; and private sources to create an unprecedented collection of historical images of Nob Hill. Dr. Powell Cohen has lived in San Francisco for more than 23 years and is also the author of Images of America: San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, published in 2008.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Ambition 9

2 Devastation 31

3 Resurrection 43

4 Determination 61

5 Devotion and Completion 79

6 Transformation 111

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