The first in a new series that looks at how a city used to runat the old transport systems, the former city halls, the stores, the theaters, and cinemas, the gas stations and car showrooms, the restaurants, and the people on the sidewalk Aspects of lost San Francisco that are examined here include the Victorian Alcatraz, Cliff House Hotel before it burned down, the early Embarcadero, the devastation of the 1906 earthquake, horse-drawn streetcars, the grandeur of the Sutro Baths both outside and in, the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition buildings, the changes made to combat a possible Japanese invasion during World War II, and some of the key hippie stores on Haight-Ashbury before the area became more upscale.
"Accessibly written and illustrated." --"Publishers Weekly" "This book is rich in showcasing the architecture, venues and people that helped make San Francisco the one of a kind city of today" --San Francisco Book Review.com "Offer[s] a fascinating glimpse into the Bay Area's past" --San Jose Mercury News "Accessibly written and illustrated." --Publishers Weekly "Accessibly written and illustrated." Publishers Weekly" "Offer[s] a fascinating glimpse into the Bay Area's past" --"San Jose Mercury News"