Title: No Sidewalks Here: A Pictorial History of ...
Publisher: Hillsborough: Concours d'Elegance
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Rectangular octavo. Grey cloth boards with title in gilt on spine. Pictorial green/white dust jacket with entrance to Eucalyptus Hill Farm on front. Limited Edition of 2,000; NAP. Near Fine in a Fine dust jacket/: Prev. owner's name and date top FEP; text itself otherwise clean, bright & unmarked. Dust jacket flawless. Introduction; Notes; Index. 127pp. ****"Hillsborough was invented in 1910 by San Francisco millionaires intent on protecting an elegant and elite lifestyle they had become accustomed to since the 1890s. It was Northern California's most exclusive community-without churches, businesses or stores. Most importantly, it had NO sidewalks, which to the founders were annoying symbols of city life" (from blurb.) Sitting on just six square miles and situated 18 miles from San Francisco, this exclusive enclave has been visited by presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Franklin D. Roosevelt; inhabited by such notables C.F. Crocker, Bing Crosby and Seabiscuit's owner Charles Howard and home to such majestic estates as Carolands,'The White House' and Hoffmann House, one of two Hillsborough homes on the National Register of Historic Places. Generously illus. with many b/w vintage photographs of both the homes and the home's owners as this is a social history as well as an architectural account. A lovely copy. #20011. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4412976785
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