I've captured some of the fun places and events in the city with the goal of entertaining first, then educating. There's no test at the end of San Francisco's Lost Landmarks. With over 150 photos and graphic representations, it's written to be read.
I bought this book to help me research a novel - superb details of the past, lots of great photos.
From the Tivoli Opera House and Gardens to Ralston's failed Grand Hotel, San Francisco's Lost Landmarks is history at its best.
I have many books in my library that I have only read once, but this one is definitely going on the coffee table.
My paternal Grandparents married in Tennessee in May 1886. Some years earlier my Grandfather had spent five formative years in California seeking his fortune and his way for his... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jorge
I am impresse with this book. I will take it with me when I go to San Francisco again. Because as they say I left my heart in San Francisco.Published 19 days ago by Marv
easy reading with excellent photos... great coffee table book and conversation piece. I am fortunate enough to have my copy signed by the author, who is a wealth of historic... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shawn H.
Received the book in excellent condition. Just as described in the listing. I was raised in the City and have enjoyed reading about the history of San Francisco.Published 11 months ago by Carlo G.
I met James R Smith at an Autograph Signing of his Playland At the Beach Book & this is where I saw it & wanted to finish my Colletion of all his things !!! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr. PAUL F. E. Mennucci
Like it. Covered a lot of places and times and had many great photo's. What? No Crystal Palace Market? 55,000 square feet of pure wonderful old world FOOD!!!! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon User
Thoroughly enjoying this. Combines history with anecdotes in the best way. It's researched and lively. This could be your first book on SF or not. Read morePublished 13 months ago by stevenj2
The information is good but I would not recommend it for native San Franciscans. Most of the information is general and fun to read; however, not a lot of new information/.Published 14 months ago by Lois Jones