The Matchbook: Vintage Matchbooks of the Tenderloin Now Available

by on December 18, 2018

Reclaiming a Neighborhood’s Lost History

The Tenderloin Museum has produced a dazzling new book that revives the lost history of the Tenderloin’s bars, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues. The Matchbook: Vintage Matchbooks of the Tenderloin can now be purchased at the museum at 398 Eddy or online here.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Ryan Kost did a wonderful story on the matchbook book last week. Carrie Sisto in Hoodline Tenderloin colorfully covered the vintage matchbook book as well.

These pieces show that “The Matchbook” is the perfect gift for anyone who loves vintage San Francisco. And it is a must for all fans of the Tenderloin.



Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw's latest book is Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. He is the author of four prior books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. He is also the author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

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