SF History Live: Garden Neighborhoods with Richard Brandi
Tuesday from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Location details are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
Details to view the event are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
A ticket is required to attend the event for both the live stream broadcast and the in-person audience located at the San Francisco Historical Society Museum. In-person attendees should arrive by 6:00PM (to not interrupt the live broadcast). There are several parking garages with ample parking close to the venue.
Between 1905 and 1924, at least 36 residence parks such as St. Francis Wood and Seacliff were planned with picturesque streets, lush landscaping, detached houses, and setbacks to convey the feeling of living in a park. Most were built in the Richmond, Sunset, and around West Portal, but they were also envisioned for Twin Peaks, the Marina, the Outer Mission, Lake Merced, and even Visitation Valley. Despite the disruptions caused by WWI, a recession, inflation of the early 1920s, and the Depression of 1930s many distinctive neighborhoods were built containing about 7,500 houses.
Richard Brandi is a historic preservation consultant, president of the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, and was a board member of the Western Neighborhoods Project for 20 years. Richard Brandi’s book Garden Neighborhoods of San Francisco, the Development of Residence Parks 1905-1924 was published by McFarland Publishing.
The San Francisco Historical Society exists to uncover, preserve, and present, in engaging ways, the colorful and diverse history of our city from its earliest days to the present. We do this through our publications, Panorama and The Argonaut; in-person and virtual walking tours; monthly history presentations; numerous educational programs for young people, and through our free museum.
Our museum exhibits feature intriguing artifacts and stories from San Francisco’s history. The museum is located at 608 Commercial Street in downtown San Francisco, on the site of the first branch mint in the West.
The San Francisco Historical Society was founded by renowned San Francisco historian Charles Fracchia in 1988. In 2006 the administration of Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. granted the stewardship of the Old Mint at Fifth and Mission Streets to SFHS. That stewardship lasted for ten years. In 2019 SFHS moved into its permanent home, the site of the first Branch Mint in the West at 608 Commercial Street in the heart of San Francisco’s historic core. The SFHS Museum is the new center for administration, exhibits, presentations, and educational programs, and is also available as a venue for events.
The San Francisco Historical Society is a registered 503(c) nonprofit with tax id#68-010488.
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