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San Francisco’s Quirky Streetcar Suburb | Inner Richmond

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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Carville-by-the-Sea: San Francisco’s Streetcar Suburb, a new book by Woody LaBounty, vividly recalls one of the quirkiest communities in San Francisco’s rich history. Meet the author and get an awesome history lesson at Green Apple Books on Wednesday, November 11th at 7 PM

In the mid-1890s, San Francisco transit companies started selling surplus horse cars and cable cars to the public–$20 with seats intact,$10 without.

Obsolete public transportation soon became bars and restaurants, shoe repair shops, playhouses, laundries, artists’ studios, and even houseboats.

A bohemian settlement erupted at the beach as writers, judges, and lady bicyclists arranged, combined, and even stacked old transit cars to create “Carville-by-the-Sea.”

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