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4 edition of Historic San Francisco found in the catalog.

Historic San Francisco

Rand Richards

Historic San Francisco

a concise history and guide

by Rand Richards

  • 132 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Heritage House Publishers in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historic sites -- California -- San Francisco -- Guidebooks.,
  • Architecture -- California -- San Francisco -- Guidebooks.,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- History.,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Guidebooks.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-294) and index.

    StatementRand Richards.
    GenreGuidebooks.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 300 p. :
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22979274M
    ISBN 101879367009

    Due to COVID containment measures, The San Francisco Historical Society has temporarily closed our Museum at Commercial Street starting Monday, March We will remain closed through at least June 1st, or longer - as required by SF health department directives. The Barbary Coast Trail® is a San Francisco walking tour that connects the City’s most important historic sites. Bronze medallions and arrows set in the sidewalk guide you along the trail, drawing you into a world of gold rushers and railroad barons, writers .

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      ‘Bookshops in San Francisco at the time kept banker’s hours, serving a businessman’s downtown clientele, and the atmosphere wasn’t particularly welcoming for the young writers and readers Author: Literary Hub. Once San Francisco’s lively City Hall, the elegant Hotel Whitcomb offers a unique mix of timeless hospitality and urban convenience. Discover the splendor of this historic landmark, as well as the comfort of its modern conveniences. Walk through its front doors and onto the bustling Market Street in the heart of San Francisco.


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