National Trust Guide, San Francisco

National Trust Guide, San Francisco

America's Guide for Architecture and History Travelers

Book - 2000
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National Trust guides are the most in-depth guides available to the history and architecture of U.S. cities. From famous landmarks to back alleys, they take you on exciting journeys through America's cultural, historical, and architectural treasures.
The complete guide to the history and architecture of San Francisco Part history, part travel guide, this unique book introduces you to the colorful past and diverse traditions that have shaped the fascinating city of San Francisco. From the arrival of the Spanish in the late eighteenth century to the growth of today's vibrant metropolis, you'll discover the links between the rich history and architectural heritage of one of America's most beloved cities.
Follow the book's outstanding walking tours as you explore the remnants of the Gold Rush era city and the early neighborhoods of Telegraph Hill, Chinatown, and South of Market. You'll also enjoy the beautiful Beaux-Arts mansions of Pacific Heights, the striking Queen Anne residences of Haight-Ashbury, the converted warehouses of the Multi-Media Gulch, and much more.
* 20 detailed neighborhood walking tours and easy-to-follow maps
* Colorful stories behind the city's best known landmarks
* 200 vintage and contemporary photographs

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Not to be confused with a simple tour guide, this is a substantial tome devoted to the history of San Francisco and its architecture followed by a series of detailed walking tours of the city. The latter are organized by neighborhood, each including a lengthy text that discusses the area, its buildings and their history and accompanied by maps and photos. Wiley, a preservation architect, details San Francisco's destructive earthquakes, the city's uneven results in development and the need for preservation, embedded in a readable narrative of the city's often corrupt political history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Preservation Press, John Wiley & Sons, 2000
ISBN: 9780471191209
Branch Call Number: 979.461 W767n
Characteristics: xiii, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm


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