Come hear the fascinating story of San Francisco’s most unusual neighborhood ever.
The Great Highway circa 1903.
Woody LaBounty writes:
In the 1890s, well before orderly rows of stucco-clad homes were built across the Sunset District, a colorful and unique bohemian community flowered in sandy hillocks near today’s 48th Avenue and Lincoln Way. Obsolete horse cars and cable cars were used to create residences, vacation homes, restaurants, and even churches. Judged, lady bicyclists, physicians, inventors, and some of the most admired artists and writers of the day came to enjoy this odd streetcar colony called “Carville-by-the-Sea,” the subject of my new book.
Woody LaBounty, author of Carville-by-the-Sea and noted historian of our city’s “Outside Lands,” will speak at our San Francisco Railway Museum, 77 Steuart Street (F-line Steuart Street stop between Market and Mission) on Saturday, January 23, at 2 p.m.
Woody’s book, chock full of great photos like this one (the Great Highway in 1903, courtesy Emiliano Echeverria), has been very well received and is close to selling out. But he’s reserving copies for this event and will sign those purchased that day at the museum.
Don’t forget Market Street Railway members get 15% off the regular price.