Panel Tonight To Discuss Preservation in the Tenderloin

by Desiree Smith on November 15, 2012

The Tenderloin is one of San Francisco’s most historically and architecturally rich neighborhoods and serves as an excellent model for socially conscious preservation practice. Join Mara Blitzer, Kathy Looper, and Randy Shaw tonight at 6:00 pm for a discussion sponsored by San Francisco Architectural Heritage on how Tenderloin residents and community leaders have used preservation tools to prevent displacement and cultivate neighborhood pride. Kathy Looper will provide a historic context for the Tenderloin focusing on the SRO preservation movement during the 1970s and 1980s. Randy Shaw will present recent preservation efforts, including the Uptown Tenderloin, and Mara Blitzer will discuss the rehabilitation of 220 Golden Gate Avenue (our venue) for use as affordable housing.

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $8 for Heritage members.
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