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“The Tenderloin Through Time” Book Talk | SF Main Library

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102


Author Peter M. Field will talk about his new book “The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time,” 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 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 ongoing efforts towards economic rehabilitation. Mr. Field will share stories and a slide show of images from the Tenderloin, and will also sign copies of his book.


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Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Address: 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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