Clement: Peter Field

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our Clement St. location.

Peter Field discusses his new book, The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time.

 

About The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time

The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time is a brief history of a neighborhood known to early San Franciscans as St. Ann's Valley. The story of this once-placid piece of real estate provides us with a fascinating microcosm of urban history as we follow its turbulent passage from an outlying village of Gold Rush pioneers to prosperous but quiet residential respectability; its development into a hotel, entertainment, and vice district; its gradual decay into decades of mean and homeless streets; and its on-going efforts towards economic rehabilitation. Numerous photographs and images offer glimpses of its successive worlds of early settlers in the sand dunes; houses, churches, schools and mansions in a respectable middle- and upper-class neighborhood; fancy and not-so-fancy hotels and restaurants and saloons and theaters; ward politicians and political bosses, labor unions, gamblers, entertainers, high-class brothels, and petty criminals; bars, strip clubs, burlesque, and poker joints; and the politics of a decaying central city neighborhood trying to save itself.

 

 

The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781634990929
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: America Through Time - December 10th, 2018

The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time is a brief history of a neighborhood known to early San Franciscans as St. Ann's Valley.


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