National Trust guides are the most in-depth guides available to thehistory and architecture of U.S. cities. From famous landmarks toback alleys, they take you on exciting journeys through America'scultural, historical, and architectural treasures.
The complete guide to the history and architecture of San FranciscoPart history, part travel guide, this unique book introduces you tothe colorful past and diverse traditions that have shaped thefascinating city of San Francisco. From the arrival of the Spanishin the late eighteenth century to the growth of today's vibrantmetropolis, you'll discover the links between the rich history andarchitectural heritage of one of America's most belovedcities.
Follow the book's outstanding walking tours as you explore theremnants of the Gold Rush era city and the early neighborhoods ofTelegraph Hill, Chinatown, and South of Market. You'll also enjoythe beautiful Beaux-Arts mansions of Pacific Heights, the strikingQueen Anne residences of Haight-Ashbury, the converted warehousesof the Multi-Media Gulch, and much more. * 20 detailed neighborhood walking tours and easy-to-followmaps * Colorful stories behind the city's best known landmarks * 200 vintage and contemporary photographs