Saturday, January 12, 2008

A History of San Francisco's Tenderloin District

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.

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 partial reinvention as “Little Saigon.”

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

- Address: 100 Larkin St. (at Grove)
- Location: Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room
- Event Date and Time: Saturday, January 19 (10:30 a.m. to noon)

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