The Tenderloin Through Time

Brian W @brianw1

San Francisco Public Library - San Francisco, CA
100 Larkin St

Thu, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 AM - 3:00 AM

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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 us 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. Wednesday, 5/22/2019, 6:00 - 7:30 PM Koret Auditorium SFPL Main Library 100 Larkin St. FREE! More info: