Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour

Ever wonder about the bejeweled street names of Diamond Heights? Join architectural historian Hannah Simonson for a 2-hour stroll around the slopes of Red Rock and Gold Mine Hills as we explore the Diamond Heights Redevelopment Project Area. In addition to "blight," unrealized skyscrapers, and Modernist architecture, we'll learn about the early history of the neighborhood's milch ranches, rock quarries, and natural landscape.

Part of the Glen Park Neighborhoods Project walking tour series. RSVP required at http://glenparkhistory.wixsite.com/glenparkhistory/events

[Photo Courtesy of San Francisco Public Library]

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Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour

Ever wonder about the bejeweled street names of Diamond Heights? Join architectural historian Hannah Simonson for a 2-hour stroll around the slopes of Red Rock and Gold Mine Hills as we explore the Diamond Heights Redevelopment Project Area. In addition to "blight," unrealized skyscrapers, and Modernist architecture, we'll learn about the early history of the neighborhood's milch ranches, rock quarries, and natural landscape.

Part of the Glen Park Neighborhoods Project walking tour series. RSVP required at http://glenparkhistory.wixsite.com/glenparkhistory/events

[Photo Courtesy of San Francisco Public Library]

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Moderate-Priced Private Housing in Diamond Heights
Aug
18
3:30 AM03:30

Moderate-Priced Private Housing in Diamond Heights

As part of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project's meeting, I'll give a brief presentation about the so-called "Moderate-Priced Private Housing" developments in Diamond Heights. Less remembered than the neighborhood's Eichlers, these homes were celebrated in their day as "architecturally-interesting" and for helping to create an economically and racially diverse community.

[Photo Courtesy of San Francisco Public Library]

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Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour

Ever wonder about the bejeweled street names of Diamond Heights? Join architectural historian Hannah Simonson for a 2-hour stroll around the slopes of Red Rock and Gold Mine Hills as we explore the Diamond Heights Redevelopment Project Area. In addition to "blight," unrealized skyscrapers, and Modernist architecture, we'll learn about the early history of the neighborhood's milch ranches, rock quarries, and natural landscape.

Part of the Glen Park Neighborhoods Project walking tour series. RSVP required at http://glenparkhistory.wixsite.com/glenparkhistory/events

[Photo Courtesy of San Francisco Public Library]

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Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour

Ever wonder about the bejeweled street names of Diamond Heights? Join architectural historian Hannah Simonson for a 2-hour stroll around the slopes of Red Rock and Gold Mine Hills as we explore the Diamond Heights Redevelopment Project Area. In addition to "blight," unrealized skyscrapers, and Modernist architecture, we'll learn about the early history of the neighborhood's milch ranches, rock quarries, and natural landscape.

Part of the Glen Park Neighborhoods Project walking tour series. RSVP required at http://glenparkhistory.wixsite.com/glenparkhistory/events

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Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Diamond Heights | Walking Tour

Ever wonder about the bejeweled street names of Diamond Heights? Join architectural historian Hannah Simonson for a 2-hour stroll around the slopes of Red Rock and Gold Mine Hills as we explore the Diamond Heights Redevelopment Project Area. In addition to "blight," unrealized skyscrapers, and Modernist architecture, we'll learn about the early history of the neighborhood's milch ranches, rock quarries, and natural landscape.

Part of the Glen Park Neighborhoods Project walking tour series. RSVP required at http://glenparkhistory.wixsite.com/glenparkhistory/events. 

[Photo Courtesy of San Francisco Public Library]

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Society for American City & Regional Planning | National Conference
Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

Society for American City & Regional Planning | National Conference

  • 777 Saint Clair Avenue Northeast Cleveland, OH, 44114 United States (map)
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Conference Panel: Open Spaces, Public Interest and Private Power

  • "Challenges of Protecting the Open Spaces at Sunnyside Gardens, Radburn, and Chatham Village" | Kristen E. Larsen, University of Florida

  • "Modern Diamond Heights: The Grid, The Hills, and The Neighborhood Unit in Midcentury San Francisco Redevelopment" | Hannah Simonson, University of Texas, Austin

  • "State, Regional and Civic Sector Planners Debate the Original Portland Urban Growth Boundary" | Sy Adler, Portland State University

Chair & Comment: Fallon Samuels Aidoo, University of New Orleans

[Photo Courtesy of College of Environmental Design Archives, UC Berkeley]

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Where in the World is Christopher Park? | Walking Tour
Sep
23
11:30 AM11:30

Where in the World is Christopher Park? | Walking Tour

Explore the history of Diamond Heights' Red Rock Hill on a 1-hour walking tour with architectural historian, Hannah Simonson. We'll cover everything from milk ranches to unrealized skyscrapers to Modernist architecture to a KGB drop site as we traverse Red Rock Hill.  More details at https://friendsofchristopherpark.org/.

[Photo Courtesy of San Francisco Public Library]

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DOCOMOMO / NOCA
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

DOCOMOMO / NOCA

Join DOCOMOMO Northern California for our monthly board meeting tomorrow, September 12. This month, we'll have a guest lecturer: Hannah Simonson, author of the San Francisco Planning Department's Historic Resource Evaluation of Diamond Heights. Her talk will address the planning and design of this Modernist neighborhood, and avenues of stewardship to celebrate the unique character of Diamond Heights.

[Photo Courtesy of San Francisco Public Library]

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Modern Diamond Heights | DHCA & GPNHP Lecture
Jun
17
3:30 PM15:30

Modern Diamond Heights | DHCA & GPNHP Lecture

Join the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project and Diamond Heights Community Association for a special meeting on June 17, 2017. In addition to updates from the GPNHP about the plaque California Historical Landmark No. 1002 in Glen Canyon, we will have guest lecturer, Hannah Simonson, present "Modern Diamond Heights." Hannah's talk will address the planning and design of this Modernist neighborhood, as well as avenues of stewardship to celebrate the unique character of Diamond Heights.

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