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The Fillmore

The Fillmore was a dance hall operating under various names and managements - The Get Acquainted Society, Ambassador Dance Hall - through the 1930s, and a roller rink through the 1940s. In 1952, local entrepreneur Charles Sullivan began to book some... more
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The Albion Castle was built as a brewery in 1870. During Prohibition it was closed down since they could not sell their beer. Parts of the building burned down during that time. The castle was rebuilt by a sculptor in 1939. The wall and the caves are... more
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In 1997 Amoeba Music crossed the Bay to open its San Francisco location, in a converted bowling alley at the eastern edge of Golden Gate Park. Here we stock hundreds of thousands of music and movie titles from every genre imaginable, and we're consta... more
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The Asian Art Museum has recently added more than 15,000 square feet more space to house groundbreaking exhibitions and art installations -- including the U.S. museum debut of an immersive, multisensory dreamscape created by Tokyo-based international... more
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555 California Street is a prominent modern skyscraper that stands as an iconic fixture in the San Francisco skyline and as an emblematic welcome to the Pacific Coast. Completed 44 years ago, the 52-story office tower has not lost any of its elegant... more
Bayview Opera House currently provides arts education and cultural enrichment to San Franciscans on a low or no cost basis. Recent offerings include adult drama, dance and yoga classes, DARE TO DREAM ARTS school age after school classes, toddler and... more
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The Bently Reserve Conference Center is the epitome of everything San Francisco, boasting the West Coast's most advanced networking technologies, unparalleled eco-friendly operations, and the classic style of the Financial District's most distinguish... more
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Demolished. Candlestick Park (colloquially, The 'Stick) was an outdoor sports and entertainment arena; home to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL and San Francisco Giants in MLB. The stadium was home to many memorable moments in sports; notably t... more
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The Castro Theatre, designated a Registered Landmark in 1977, is considered not only the finest example of a 1920s movie palace in San Francisco (Landmark Report), but one of the best preserved of its type in the nation. In July 1977 the Castro Theat... more
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Clarion Alley runs one block between 17th & 18th and Mission and Valencia streets. The Alley is an amazing testament to street art, public art and a love of the Mission. Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) was established in 1992 by a volunteer... more
It is a matter of historical record that the Coit Tower art project was the prototype for the decade of the New Deal art that followed, 1933-43, halted finally by World War II. Utilizing carefully selected artistic talent, the project provided an ico... more
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The Conservatory of Flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants under glass. From Borneo to Bolivia, the 1,500 species of plants at the Conservatory represent unusual flora from more than 50 countries around the world... more
The main gate to Chinatown is the entrance to Grant Street with it's many shops and interesting traditions. While the main shopping for everyday people is Stockton, this entire area of Chinatown is great for tourists and locals alike who are looking... more
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The Exploratorium is now open in our spectacular new home at Pier 15 on San Francisco's Embarcadero. There are 150 new exhibits - indoors and out - plus hundreds of beloved classics, a Bay Observatory, a bigger focus on tinkering and social science,... more
The Flood Building is one of San Francisco's best known landmarks. Completed in 1904, the Flood Building has withstood earthquakes and the threat of demolition. It is now the distinctive home to numerous businesses and continues to be one of San Fr... more
From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point was planned as the most formidable deterrence America could offer to a naval attack on California.   Special Park Use Permits The Office of Special Park Uses is located... more
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Ghirardelli Square is one of San Francisco's most treasured landmarks. The story of the city is played out in the Square's history and we're proud to share that with you. Welcome to Ghirardelli Square – home to some of the finest views, galleri... more
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), one-point-seven-mile-long (2.7 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Franci... more
Since 1962, San Francisco's legendary Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory has been making custom fortune cookies by hand. more
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What can one say about Golden Gate Park that hasn't already been said... From it's unique flora and fauna, to it's sports fields and picnic spots... From Hippy Hill to the Carousel... This is the park that's uniquely connected to San Francisco.... more
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Built in the 1920s, this former vaudeville house and movie theater was restored and reopened nearly 60 years later as a leading-edge performing arts venue. The Golden Gate Theatre is located at the corner of Taylor Street and Golden Gate Avenue and i... more
The building was designated an official San Francisco Landmark on August 2, 1981. The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society left the building in 1985, and was acquired by Security Pacific Bank in 1988. Security Pacific Bank itself was acquired by Bank... more
Land's End is an amazing walking area from Legion of Honor to Cliff House. The beautiful walking trail is a must for runners or for walking the dog and family. It has gorgeous Golden Gate views, nice ups & downs and the hill climbs make it a fun... more
The original building at Versailles Palace in France was built between 1763 and 1768 for Louis XV’s favorite mistress, Madame de Pompadour (Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson). Unfortunately for her, she died before the estate was completed. Louis then... more
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Free Saturdays The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offers free general admission every Saturday for all San Francisco residents.  Explore permanent collections and enjoy a variety of free programming.  Some special exhibitions are not i... more
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Nestled on the edge of Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park Steps at 32nd Avenue, date from the early 1900's and are an elegant reminder of San Francisco’s earlier days.  The stairs are a gateway from the surrounding urban neighborhood to the op... more
San Francisco is a great walking city.  If you're in the Presidio, Marina or Pac Heights, and have the time and curiosity, the Lyon Street steps offer walkers a cooridor through mansions on one side, the trees and vegitation of the Presidi on th... more
Built in 1896, McLaren Lodge was the home of the park department’s first superintendent, John McLaren, until 1943. McLaren Lodge is currently both the headquarters for the Recreation and Park Department and an interesting stop for architecture... more
In the structure once used as an Air Mail carrier depot and a gymnasium at the Presidio of San Francisco, were secretly trained and housed the first class of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Language School, the forerunner of the renown Defens... more
Founded in 1776 near the village of Chutchui by Franciscan Friar Francisco Palou, Mission San Francisco de Asis, popularly known as Mission Dolores, has always had a central place in the civic and cultural life of San Francisco. Today, besides bein... more
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Mission San Francisco de Asís, or Mission Dolores, is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco and the seventh religious settlement established as part of the California chain of missions. The Mission was founded on June 29, 1776, by Li... more
The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), founded in 1980 in San Francisco, is a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and cultur... more
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The Native Sons Building is an eight story building that houses a few small theaters and is graced by a mural of Greta Thunberg. The building was built in 1912. The Native Sons began as an organization "embracing only the sons of those sturdy pio... more
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This beautiful landmark: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, is San Francisco Landmark. The former Roman Catholic church dates back to 1912 and was designed by architects Frank T. Shea and John D. Lofquist in the Mission Revival style. Located in a cher... more
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The gallery area now houses the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and the Exploratorium. The theatre, which seats 1,000 in a continental-style configuration, was added in 1970. The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is operated by the Palace of Fine Arts League,... more
The Cable Car turnaround is a classic tourist spot; unnecessary, yet it is a popular spot.   Maybe it's the lines, or the slow motion movement of the cable cars, but in all seriousness, the area is packed with lots of people, there are often mus... more
Salesforce Tower, formerly known as the Transbay Tower, is a 1,070-foot (326 m) office skyscraper in a downtown that's slowly shifting south. It is located at 415 Mission Street between First and Fremont Streets, next to the Transbay Transit Center s... more
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Behind the curvature of a pearlescent lace-like awning, this multi-story San Francisco landmark transforms the former Transbay Terminal into a commuter hub and an urban destination. With interiors open to the light, it's a sociable, open space for pe... more
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The San Francisco Federal Building is an 18-story building at 90 7th Street on the corner of Mission and 7th streets in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The building was designed by the Morphosis architectural firm, as a... more
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A true jem for San Francisco. The Main Library is an amazing resource for children or adults looking to stay up on reading, internet access or even meeting friends. Here is a a listing of the services available at the Main Library. Access Services... more