Come celebrate the latest book from author, historian, and former WNP Board member Richard Brandi: "Garden Neighborhoods of San Francisco, the Development of Residence Parks 1905-1924," by McFarland Publishing. Richard will give an illustrated talk on residence park history. What is a residence park, you ask? You may be living in one and not even know it! Between 1905 and 1924, thirty-six such neighborhoods - called residence parks - were proposed or built in San Francisco, mostly on the west side but also reaching the Marina and Visitacion Valley. They featured picturesque streets, landscaping, detached houses, and setbacks to convey the feeling of living in a park. About half of these projects were built. Some of the better-known ones are St Francis Wood, Forest Hill, and Sea Cliff, but there were many others.
Please register through Eventbrite. This program is $10 for WNP Members (and we absorb your Eventbrite fees) and $20 for non-members. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, for $35 plus tax.
Doors open at 6pm for check-in and the main program will begin at 6:30pm, running for approximately one hour. Both before and after the main program, there will be time to mingle, chat, enjoy light refreshments, and have Richard sign your new book!
This event will be held at The Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue.