Architecture Bike Ride: The Reid Brothers in The Richmond | SF
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Velo Rouge Cafe | 798 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Whether you’re a Reid Brothers fan, a Richmond District history hound or you just fancy a nice ride around the neighborhood, come along on this non-athletic, non-academic architecture bike tour.
Architecture Bike Ride: The Reid Brothers in The Richmond
Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Velo Rouge Cafe, 798 Arguello Boulevard San Francisco
James and Merritt Reid designed an impressive number of San Francisco’s buildings in the early 20th century. Travel by bicycle to take a look at nine of the Reids’ Richmond District projects that help round out the collection. Please note, this event will be cancelled if there’s rain.
“Two of San Francisco’s most prominent architects, James William Reid (1851-1943) and his brother Merritt J. Reid (1855-1932), created a number of San Francisco landmarks during the “City Beautiful” period.
The Reid Brothers are perhaps best known for many classic movie theaters, including the Coliseum Theater (745 Clement, 1918), the Alexandria Theater (5400 Geary, 1923), the Metropolitan (2055 Union, 1924), the Balboa Theatre (3630 Balboa Street, 1926), the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland (1926), the Fox in Redwood City, and Golden State Theatre in Monterey (1926).” – Art and Architecture
This ride is hosted by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, whose goal is to transform San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation.
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