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Charged to preserve San Francisco's unique architectural and cultural identity
Charged to preserve San Francisco's unique architectural and cultural identity

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A new report indicates that a host of small issues at Coit Tower will lead to big problems for the tower's Depression-era murals.

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Since the Golden Gate Bridge has received all the hype lately, here's an image of its "ugly stepbrother," the Bay Bridge. This image was taken by amateur photographer Charles Cushman in the late 1950s. See other images by Cushman at Heritage's Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 9 with special guest Eric Sandweiss. http://www.sfheritage.org/upcoming_events/#annual Photo courtesy of the Charles W. Cushman Collection: Indiana University Archives.
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San Francisco's "necklace of surprising beauty" will be examined by panelists Gray Brechin, Catherine Powell, and Dick Walker on Thursday, May 31 at our "Spanning Space and Time" event at the California Historical Society. Catherine was quoted in Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle (http://tinyurl.com/738aycd)- "The bridge is like San Francisco," said Catherine Powell of the Labor Archives at San Francisco State University. "There is a story involved in it." John King will moderate.

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Heritage on the Road: Washington, DC
Heritage's ED Mike Buhler is in DC for the AIA conference and sent us a photo from the road. The Atlas Performing Arts Center opened on August 31, 1938 with Mickey Rooney in “Love Finds Andy Hardy”. It was designed by architect John Zink in the Streamline Moderne style. The Atlas now serves as a performing arts center after a $12 million restoration effort.
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The Haas-Lilienthal House is compared to a Golden Girl in this article on greening historic buildings published in connection with this week's AIA 2012 National Conference. Check out "If Betty White were a green building..." and see a photo of our historic house museum in its heyday.

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Bestselling author Steve Berry is coming to town this Saturday, May 19 for a writers' workshop at the Haas-Lilienthal House. Read about Steve's cross country book tour and events benefiting historic preservation organizations. Attend Heritage's event with Steve: http://www.sfheritage.org/upcoming_events/#berry

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Heritage issued an Advocacy Alert today for Monday's Land Use and Economic Development Committee of the BOS hearing on Articles 10 and 11 of the Planning Code. We urge the public to attend in support of the HPC-approved version of the Articles over the current legislation put forth by Sups. Wiener and Olague. Read our chart outlining the evolution of revisions to date and, if possible, attend the Monday, April 30 hearing at 1 p.m.

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Check out our upcoming symposium on the Golden Gate Bridge held as part of 75th anniversary events. Gray Brechin, Catherine Powell, and Richard Walker will explore themes such as art, commerce, labor, and demographics that are typically overlooked in standard accounts of the Golden Gate Bridge. The symposium will be moderated by John King, urban design critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. The +National Trust for Historic Preservation and California Historical Society are co-sponsoring the event.

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Share Heritage's Google Offer for 2-for-1 tours with your circles! Only $8 for two people to explore the 1886 Victorian Haas-Lilienthal House or the Pacific Heights neighborhood. The Pac Heights tour covers the epicenter of wealth in early SF and includes the iconic sugar palace!

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Check out Heritage's Google Offer for 2-for-1 tours! Explore the 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House or the Pacific Heights neighborhood for only $8 (for 2 people). Buy the offer and help support Heritage's mission to preserve and enhance San Francisco's historic architectural and cultural resources.
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