Looks at how a city used to run—the old transport systems, former city halls, stores, theaters and cinemas, gas stations and car showrooms, restaurants, and people on the sidewalk Aspects of lost San Francisco that are examined here include the Victorian Alcatraz, Cliff House Hotel before it burned down, the early Embarcadero, the devastation of the 1906 earthquake, horse-drawn streetcars, the grandeur of the Sutro Baths both outside and in, the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition buildings, the changes made to combat a possible Japanese invasion during World War II, and some of the key hippie stores on Haight-Ashbury before the area became more upscale.
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Dennis Evanosky is the city editor at the Alameda Sun, a weekly newspaper across the bay from San Francisco. Eric J. Kos formed Stellar Media Group in 2001 to publish his own weekly newspaper. They are the coauthors of East Bay Then and Now, Los Angeles Then and Now, and San Francisco Then and Now.Review:
"Accessibly written and illustrated." —Publishers Weekly
"This book is rich in showcasing the architecture, venues and people that helped make San Francisco the one of a kind city of today" —San Francisco Book Review.com
"Offer[s] a fascinating glimpse into the Bay Area's past" —San Jose Mercury News
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