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Enter the world of cornices, cupolas, and colonnettes, prestigious architects, and even more prestigious residents Charming and deeply informative, part historical detective work and part gossip column, this 400-page book offers an architectural and social history of one of San Francisco s most attractive neighborhoods, Pacific Heights. Illustrated with specially commissioned art, the book tells the stories of 110 houses designed variously by Ernest Coxhead, Willis Polk, Houghton Sawyer, Julia Morgan, William Wurster, and other great architects, along with lively and engaging accounts of the moguls, entrepreneurs, artists, mariners, recluses, and charlatans who have lived in them.
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Anne Bloomfield, for many years a member of San Francisco s Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, was a highly respected consultant in architectural history and an effective preservationist responsible for a number of San Francisco s landmark designations. For a period of fourteen years, she wrote the Great Old Houses column for New Fillmore, a neighborhood monthly. Before her death in 1999, she had intended to collect, edit, and revise these columns for a book. Arthur Bloomfield is a San Francisco native, a celebrated critic of both music and food, and the author of several books. His completion of Anne s Gables and Fables has resulted in a work that he describes as a phantasmal composite, if you will, of her cabernet and my merlot. Kit Haskell grew up in San Francisco. An independent artist, she has been doing pen and ink drawings for the Victorian Alliance of San Francisco since 1986.
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