History of Larsen Park

History of Larsen Park

Categories: Parkside History

 Currently The Friends of Larsen Playground are aggressively fundraising to bring a jet plane back to the park. The goal is to raise $130,000 by June 1st. Visit their Facebook page to find out how to help. Thanks! ————————————————– By Woody LaBounty Western Neighborhoods Project Larsen Park, two blocks between..

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Jan. 8, 2013: Stories in the Sunset

Jan. 8, 2013: Stories in the Sunset

Categories: Community Events, Parkside History

Witness the rise of the Sunset District! Jan 8, 2013 (Tuesday) 7:00pm-9:00pm Abraham Lincoln High School Auditorium download to your calendar: Outlook/iCal – Google Calendar Western Neighborhoods Project Board member Lorri Ungaretti will share stories of the Sunset District in a visual presentation on the area’s evolution from “cold desert”..

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Nov. 18, 2012: Soapbox Derby/Block Party to Benefit Larson Playground

Nov. 18, 2012: Soapbox Derby/Block Party to Benefit Larson Playground

Categories: Community Events, Neighborhood Change, Parkside History

The plan to renovate Larsen Playground has been approved by the Recreation & Parks Department. Now the Friends of Larsen Playground are gearing up for major fundraising. The goal is to raise $250,000 by February. To kick off this ambitious fundraising campaign, the Friends of Larsen are holding a Soapbox..

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Find Out the History of Your Home: Wed., June 20, 2012

Find Out the History of Your Home: Wed., June 20, 2012

Categories: Community Events, Parkside History

San Francisco History Center’s archivist and photo curator will be presenting Research the History of Your Home at the Parkside Branch Library on Wednesday, June 20. The program starts at 7 pm, with plenty of time for questions and answers. The presentation will include online tips for the research steps..

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Wed. Jan. 11, 2012: Early History of Lake Merced Neighborhoods

Wed. Jan. 11, 2012: Early History of Lake Merced Neighborhoods

Categories: Community Events, Parkside History

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Merced Branch Library 155 Winston Dr., San Francisco, CA  94132 From the 1850s to the early 1900s, the area around Lake Merced was a destination for gamblers, duelists, sporting men, and other San Franciscans looking for excitement. Woody LaBounty, founder of the Western Neighborhoods Project..

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Rise of the Parkside

Rise of the Parkside

Categories: Parkside History

by Woody LaBounty Western Neighborhoods Project In 2002, an old-timer bought me a beer in Fahey’s bar and we got to talking about the older businesses along Taraval street. I asked how long he lived in the Parkside and he gave me a canny sideways squint. “You grew up out..

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