The San Francisco neighborhood of St. Francis Wood was constructed as a "residence park," the forerunner of the modern subdivision, in the early 1910s by the Mason-McDuffie Company, an early San Francisco residential development company. It has remained one of the most beautiful and exclusive areas in San Francisco. For more on the history of St. Francis Wood, visit the Western Neighborhoods Project website at outsidelands.org.
Speaker Richard Brandi, author of the new book San Francisco's St. Francis Wood, will be showing historical photos from the book and discussing the history of the neighborhood at the next meeting of the San Francisco Historical Association. Held monthly, the SFHA meetings feature local experts and speakers presenting about topics on San Francisco and Bay Area history.
Details: San Francisco Historical Association meeting, February 26, 7 pm. St. Philip's Catholic Church, 725 Diamond, San Francisco. $5 admission for non-members.
For more information, visit sanfranciscohistory.org.