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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summing-Up 'San Francisco's Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights'

This book features nostalgic pictures and captions that show Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights in the 20th -century with an introduction.

Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights are located in the Northern parts of San Francisco.
These districts have a rich history and architecture that is unique to "The City". They are mostly residential, but consulates, schools, hospitals, gardens, and religious centers have have made their way in these two neighborhoods.

Houses were simple and elegant, with curves and designs carved on them without being over-elaborate. Because by the late 19th-century jigsaws were invented, these machines were able to produce details on buildings more efficiently, allowing for the Victorian style to spread. Most buildings of the Victorian style were able to survive the 1906 earthquake.












Sources:San Francisco's Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights by Tricia O'Brien.
Images:Courtesy of San Francisco's Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights

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