Friday, March 27, 2009

A History of San Francisco's Tenderloin District

St. Ann's Valley

The Magazines and Newspapers Center will present a program—A History of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District--hosted by Peter Field, City Guide leader of many popular walking tours through the Tenderloin.

Join San Francisco City Guide Peter Field, leader of many popular walking tours through the Tenderloin, for a slide show tracing the colorful, seldom-explored history of the district.

Known to early San Franciscans as St. Ann’s Valley, this once-placid piece of real estate provides us with a fascinating microcosm of urban history as we follow its turbulent passage from quiet respectability to entertainment center to vice-ridden “mean streets,” to its present reinvention of itself as a restaurant district.

Mr. Field worked in the Tenderloin as a community mental health worker for more than a decade, and has since spent several years researching its history and volunteering with San Francisco City Guides.

- Address: 100 Larkin St. (at Grove)
- Location: Main Library, Koret Auditorium
- Event Date and Time: Saturday, April 4 (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

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