San Francisco's Potrero Hill District (Images of America Series)

San Francisco's Potrero Hill District (Images of America Series)


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In the early 1800s, it was called the Potrero Nuevo, or “new pasture.” Gold-rush squatters soon put the squeeze on Mission Dolores’s grazing cattle, and when the fog lifted, Potrero Hill became the first industrial zone in San Francisco, with iron-smelting plants, butcheries, and shipbuilding dominating the waterfront during the late 19th century. The Hill has been home to immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, China, Russia, Mexico, and from everywhere in between. These days, many of the factories and warehouses have been converted into housing and offices for techies. And for the record, the crookedest street in San Francisco is not Lombard—it’s Vermont, between 20th and 22nd.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738529370
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Peter Linenthal directs the Potrero Hill Archives Project, a collection of photographs, oral histories, and ephemera relating to the neighborhood. He is also the driving force behind the annual Hill History Night held each October. Abigail Johnston, a publishing industry veteran, is the managing editor of The Potrero View, the neighborhood’s monthly newspaper.

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