Title: Lost San Francisco
Author: Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos
Publisher: Pavilion 2011
Genre: Nonfiction - History
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: I Love Libraries
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.
I randomly saw this book for sale at a local museum's gift shop. Thankfully our library had it. I am always up for learning about local history and right now the local means San Francisco and the Bay Area. I loved reading about all those lost buildings and places from San Francisco's past. Lots of informational tidbits here and there. The essays were great, but the pictures were amazing. I love poring over old photographs and this volume did not disappoint. Great pictoral history of the Bay Area.
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