"A gemstone of historical information. Smith's passion for its special place in his life fills these pages . . . in a friendly conversational style that's accompanied by fascinating historical photographs. Reading this was a journal of discovery." --www.blog.CharlesMarkee.com (September 2011)
From the Author
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.