Saturday, September 29, 2012
$20 AIA and Docomomo Members | $30 General Admission
Master planned as a “village within the city” in the 1950′s and 1960′s, San Francisco’s Diamond Heights neighborhood occupies a commanding position on Red Rock and Gold Mine hills and includes some of the city’s best modern residential architecture. As one of the last areas in the city to be developed, it was also the first to depart from the city’s grid system, with streets laid out to respond to its hilly setting and offer views in every direction. This tour will start with an overview of why an early plan to make it a neighborhood of skyscrapers was modified to the more suburban plan that was actually built. The tour will include visits to an Eichler subdivision and other architecturally significant houses, and explore the churches, schools and public art that make Diamond Heights a unique part of the city.
Co-sponsored with AIA San Francisco