When I meet people who used to live in San Francisco or visited in years gone by, they often give me the tired old line, "I used to love going there but it's no longer the same." That's the point of this book. San Francisco has never been "the same" in its entire history and it's not just because of the 1906 earthquake and fire. The city began in a state of metamorphosis and has never stopped. Fifty years from now, the complaints will be the same.
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.See all Editorial Reviews
Wow! Was I pleasantly surprised with this book. I was imagining this was going to be just another rehash, but it really did tell me about places I had not heard about or gave more... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kanaka Maoli
I was born in San Francisco and remember some of these landmarks but this is an excellent compilation if you're interested in the early days of the City.Published 29 days ago by john heltsley
I enjoy history and was born in San Francisco so enjoyed learning more about it's history.Published 4 months ago by Nancy M.
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 4 months 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 5 months 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 13 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 15 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 17 months ago by Mr. PAUL F. E. Mennucci