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Inventory of the St. Francis Wood Virtual Collection
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Description
Located in the southwestern corner of San Francisco, St. Francis Wood is a prime example of the "Garden City" ideals of neighborhood planning popular at the turn of the 20th century. The St. Francis Wood Virtual collection contains digital images of drawings, photographs, correspondence and other historical documents relating to the architecture and landscape architecture of the St. Francis Wood neighborhood of San Francisco, California. All items in this virtual collection are assembled from existing collections in the Environmental Design Archives
Background
Located in the southwestern corner of San Francisco, St. Francis Wood is a prime example of the "Garden City" ideals of neighborhood planning popular at the turn of the 20th century. This neighborhood is of particular interest because it encompasses designs by many well-known Bay Area architects and landscape architects. Unlike many residential developments that offered only stock plans, St. Francis Wood developers encouraged houses designed by prominent architects for specific clients. The foresight of developer Duncan McDuffie provided the neighborhood with a visual cohesiveness that remains to this day.
Extent
197 items 197 digital objects
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection open for research.