National Trust guides are the most in-depth guides available to the history and architecture of U.S. cities. From famous landmarks to back alleys, they take you on exciting journeys through America′s cultural, historical, and architectural treasures.
The complete guide to the history and architecture of San Francisco Part history, part travel guide, this unique book introduces you to the colorful past and diverse traditions that have shaped the fascinating city of San Francisco. From the arrival of the Spanish in the late eighteenth century to the growth of today′s vibrant metropolis, you′ll discover the links between the rich history and architectural heritage of one of America′s most beloved cities.
Follow the book′s outstanding walking tours as you explore the remnants of the Gold Rush era city and the early neighborhoods of Telegraph Hill, Chinatown, and South of Market. You′ll also enjoy the beautiful Beaux-Arts mansions of Pacific Heights, the striking Queen Anne residences of Haight-Ashbury, the converted warehouses of the Multi-Media Gulch, and much more. ∗ 20 detailed neighborhood walking tours and easy-to-follow maps ∗ Colorful stories behind the city′s best known landmarks ∗ 200 vintage and contemporary photographs