Some of the people who created, lived, and worked in the western neighborhoods of San Francisco:
- Growing Up in the Richmond in the 1950s
Lafayette School, Balboa Street and more... - by Victor F. Berardelli
- Stan Adair
Country living off 19th Avenue in the 1920s - by Stan Adair
- The Parkside and the Characters from Long Ago
Remembering three interesting men from the Parkside District of the 1930s and 1940s. - by Mimi Couper Loupe
- Gracie Allen
The famous comedienne was schooled in the Richmond District. - by John Freeman
- Streetwise - The Finest, the Greatest, the Best
A remembrance of St. Cecilia's Monsignor Harold Collins. - by Frank Dunnigan
- Streetwise - The Ties that Bind
San Francisco families are more connected than can sometimes be believed. - by Frank Dunnigan
- Madie Brown
An ardent nature lover, she was the one who organized a citywide preservation effort to make Mt. Davidson a public park. - by Jacquie Proctor
- Phoebe H. Brown
The Great Earthquake and Fire brought her family to build Sea Cliff's first residence. - by Florence Holub
- Golden Gate Park Bums
1937 article about the "bums" (some professional) who play baseball in Golden Gate Park - by Will Connolly
- Streetwise: Doelger City
No man had a greater impact on the Sunset District than builder Henry Doelger - by Woody LaBounty
- The San Francisco Mariners Football Club
Remembering Pop Warner football in the Sunset District. - by Donna Fenanes
- Jack Coll
Memories of the Richmond in the 40's - by Jack Coll
- Anna L. Conti
An artist shows there's many ways to document a historical icon.
- Warren Crandall
The spiritual heir of Playland-at-the-Beach
- My First Dance
Rosemarie Green's first hop in Forest Hill - by Rosemarie Marshall Green
- Carl Larsen: The Gentle Dane
Sunset District pioneer and benefactor. - by Lorri Ungaretti
- Mark Daniels
Landscape architect of Forest Hill, Sea Cliff and more.
- The Sunset Developers
Gellerts, Doelgers, and the Stoneson Brothers turned sand dunes into housing. - By Ken Zinns
- Father of the Richmond District
Builder Fernando Nelson's Richmond District work. - by John Freeman
- Naming the Richmond District
George Turner Marsh and the Birth of a Neighborhood - by Woody LaBounty
- Rita Rivera Doyle
Ocean Avenue fixture for over 30 years.
- Ella Driscoll
Ella (Gross) Driscoll has lived in Ingleside Terraces since 1963, but grew up with a twin sister in the outer Sunset District
- Fred Van Dyke
a surfing legend from the Sunset - by Lorri Ungaretti
- John and Irene Fay
Longtime residents of the Sunset District.
- Confessions of a Junior Sex Fiend
Warning: Some explicit language/situations. Memories of a Richmond District boy discovering the opposite sex in the 1940s. - by Christopher Newton
- Robert Fisher
Sunset Heights, Columbus School and other memories
- The Ghosts of Sutro Forest
Historical Suicides in Sutro Forest leads to an imaginative night walk. - by Rex Bell
- John Freeman
Shack carpenter, historian, and Richmond District native.
- RFK at G.E.T.
The author remembers Robert Kennedy's 1968 visit to San Francisco. - by Hamilton Barrett
- Val J. Golding
Sunset Reflections: Timel's Creamery, World War II, and Sunset streetcars... - by Val J. Golding
- Streetwise - The Generational Wave Goodbye
The passing of a generation of helpful aunts, and a few uncles. - by Frank Dunnigan
- Rev. Roland Gordon
25 years at Ingleside Presbyterian Church
- John Gross
Product of a pioneering Ingleside family
- Henry H. Gutterson
Supervising Architect of St. Francis Wood - by Richard Brandi
- Al Harris
If you've attended a community group meeting in the OMI, you've likely met Al Harris.
- The Circle of History
Chance meetings make for good history - by Woody LaBounty
- Remembering Mrs. Hunter
Dance teacher Inez Hunter taught hundreds of children to dance. - by Jo Anne Quinn
- First Doelger Home Identified
First Doelger House Discovered: 1427-39th Avenue
- Ron Jones
Storyteller, Writer, Special Olympics Basketball Coach, and Sunset boy.
- Frank and Jennie Jue
The Richmond district after nine kids and almost 50 years...
- Joseph A. Leonard
Builder of Jordan Park, Richmond Heights and Ingleside Terraces
- Leon Levy
Leon Levy worked for almost 40 years as a pharmacist in the Inner Sunset. - by Lorri Ungaretti
- Riding Home with Willie Mays
Tom O'Toole remembers the day he was the luckiest kid in San Francisco. - by Tom O'Toole
- Streetwise: Willie Mays
The Giants centerfielder moves to the western neighborhoods - by Woody LaBounty
- Duncan McDuffie
A first-person account of the building of St. Francis Wood
- Fernando Nelson
Builder of West Portal, Parkway Terrace, and Merced Manor - by Richard Brandi
- Sand Dunes to a City Park
Memories of Golden Gate Park and the Inner Sunset from 1920. - by Rosemarie Marshall Green
- Maria Fe Picar
Growing up in OMI...
- Joe Politz
The Joe from the Richmond's Joe's Ice Cream
- Patti Poole
Ingleside Terraces experiences great and common...
- The Reid Brothers - James and Merrit Reid
Architects of the Cliff House, Fairmont Hotel, and a whole lot of Richmond District theaters.
- Streetcar Crash Remembered
Jack Tillmany celebrates an unusual 60th anniversary
- The Adventure of the Fake Rocks
One boy's 1940s adventure on the cliffs of Sutro Heights. - by Christopher Newton
- Richmond Memories from Ken Ross
Selling Liberty Magazine, Sarge's pool hall, and the Coliseum Theater - Ken Ross
- Castles in the Sand
Sand artist James J. Taylor's signature creation came to Ocean Beach in 1909. - by Woody LaBounty
- Ralph L. Selleck
Playland worker, postman, baseball and race fan - By Denise F. Selleck
- Charles Warren Stoddard
The poet and writer remembered the sand dunes of the 1850s.
- Eliis and Henry Stoneson
Builders of Stonestown and Lakeside
- 311 Parnassus Street
Old San Francisco tales of the Connell family. - by Harold A. Lane, Jr.
- Adolph Sutro
The man who practically owned the western neighborhoods.
- Pat French Swendsen
Memories from a long-time Richmond district resident.
- Peter Vaernet
Brooks Park guardian...
- Lovie Lee Ward
Ocean View Community Activist
- Minnie Ward
Ocean View Community Activist
- Dan Weaver
A view on Ocean Avenue's revitalization
- Johnnie "The Birdman" Williams
John Williams had a trained bird act that he plied at both Ocean Beach and in the vicinity of the Cliff House from the late 1880s until 1907. - By John Freeman
- Mary Ada and Charles Williams
A wife preserves a husband's love of the Parkside district.
- Ray F. Wilson
Ingleside memories of smelly schools and unexploded mortar shells?
- John James Susko, golfer
John Susko was an outstanding amateur golfer with a legacy that continues to benefit charitable causes. - by Mary-Ann Susko Orr
- The Gjoa and the Roald Amundsen monument
A famous ship that spent decades in the Golden Gate Park - by Hamilton Barrett
- Parkside Memories: Oh, those windows!
Before television, the front window provided news and entertainment. - by Mimi Couper Loupe
- Powell-Wolff Fight, 1906
Lew Powell and Willie Wolff fight below the Cliff House, July 4, 1906
- Parkside School May Day, 1938
Remembering the Parkside School May King and Queen. - by Mimi Couper Loupe
- Sunset Community Improvement Club - 1947
Civic-minded folk of the past in words and image. - Courtesy of Jerome Sapiro