SF History Night: “Splendid Survivors of 1906” | Noe Valley
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St. Philip’s Church | 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
SF History Night | Pacific Heights
Many people assume that the devastation caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fires was total, but a surprising number of buildings within the fire zone survived and are still with us today. Some burned but were rebuilt, while others survived unscathed. We walk past many of them every day, unaware of their status.
Which neighborhood was saved because of whisky? Why did a cluster of Market Street buildings survive? What damage from the fire can still be seen? Which grand hotels burned, but were refurbished? Why is the phoenix on San Francisco’s city flag and seal (it’s not because of 1906)? How did a little dog survive the 1906 earthquake and fire in a wine cellar?
Join historian, tour guide, and SFHA board member Joseph Amster to learn the answers to these questions and the stories behind these survivors.
Doors open at 7 pm with refreshments and a S.F. historical book sale; presentation begins at 7:30 pm sharp. There is a $5 admission for nonmembers.
Limited parking in schoolyard (entrance on Elizabeth St.), but additional parking is available on surrounding streets. Muni: 24-Divisadero and 48-Quintara stop at Castro and 24th streets; 35-Eureka stops at Diamond and 24th streets.