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  • Harold G. Stoner

    Harold Gordon Stoner is among only a handful of architects who determined the unique look and character of San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks. Development that began with the sale of the Adolph Sutro Estate, in 1910, created neighborhoods that are atypical of older San Francisco. Concern that residents would abandon the city after the […]

  • Interview with the Author

    What was your inspiration for writing the book? I have loved San Francisco since the first time I saw the gigantic fresh Christmas tree inside the City of Paris Department store on Union Square. Growing up in Southern California, I dared to dream that I might live here some day. In 1980 my husband and […]

  • Forest Hill

    Forest Hill was surveyed in 1912 by architect/engineer Mark Daniels. The original subdivision of 654 parcels was developed by the Newell Murdoch firm and featured a decorative entrance with stairs (above left) for easy access to the Muni Metro station at Forest Hill. Bernard Maybeck was commissioned to design a clubhouse for the homeowner association […]

  • Contact

    Jacqueline Proctor See my new book about architect Harold Stoner at Interview with the Author Restoring the Madie Brown plaque on Mt. Davidson;; Walking Tours Schedule an historic walking tour of Mt. Davidson with Jacquie or go with her on the San Francisco City Guides sponsored seasonal tour in May and […]

  • The Father of Tree Planting in California

     Adolph Sutro’s Urban Forests: Influences and Lasting Benefits by Jacqueline Proctor June 2014 INTRODUCTION Philanthropist, engineer, park commissioner, and former Mayor of San Francisco, Adolph Sutro (1830 -1898), was one of the greatest philanthropists in the United States. He built the saltwater Sutro Baths, the largest in the world, and was the owner of the […]

  • Ruth Rowe

    “The Raleigh” designed by Ruth Rowe While notable architects such as Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck designed homes in nearby St. Francis Woods and Forest Hill, who were the designers of Miraloma Park homes? Since most pre-WWII homes in Miraloma Park were built in groups by the Meyer Brothers as “spec” houses rather than individual […]

  • Mount Davidson and its Historic Neighborhoods

    Mount Davidson and its Historic Neighborhoods   Mt. Davidson is not only the highest geographic point (938ft.) on the world famous San Francisco skyline (the forested peak to the left of the Bay Bridge above, and covered with snow below) and home to the Mount Davidson Cross and the Annual Easter Sunrise Service 2018, but offers an insiders […]

  • Sherwood Forest

    Sherwood Forest, located West of Twin Peaks on the southwest slope of Mount Davidson, is themed around the folklore of Robin Hood, containing the streets, Lansdale, Dalewood, and of course, Robinhood, the highest residential street in the city of San Francisco, still decorated with the original globe streetlights. The small, three-by-two block community of about […]

  • Monterey Heights

    This small single-family neighborhood is nestled on the south slope of Mount Davidson. Bordered on the east by Yerba Buena Drive and San Jacinto Way on the west, it is crossed with “the woods” streets: Ravenswood, Maywood, Fernwood, Rosewood. The first two-story custom homes constructed in the 1920s were as large and nice as those […]

  • Liveable Neighborhoods

    A New City and Century – Utopian Dream Realized in the Outside Lands West of Twin Peaks “The turn of the century was a period of transition and momentous change. These years witnessed the beginning of some of the great innovations and themes of the twentieth century, and in these, California, was an active participant, […]

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