SF Model of 1940 and the Richmond District

Feb 2, 2019 2:00pm-3:00pm (Saturday) at Richmond Branch of SF Public Library
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Woody LaBounty will give a presentation on the massive, 3-D scale model of San Francisco created by the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s. Described by someone recently as "a pre-Internet Google Street View," the mostly-wood 37' x 40' model depicts every structure standing in the city at the time. Parks, lakes, theatres, schools, and even the color schemes of individual houses are accurately represented. Today the model provides a fascinating historical viewpoint of a San Francisco both familiar and alien at the same time. Woody will explain the purpose and creation of the model as well as point out highlights, changes, and the development of the Richmond District using sections of the model on display in the branch. Free to the public.
map to: Richmond Branch of SF Public Library 351 9th Avenue
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