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Laborfest: Union Housing at St. Francis Square
Date Tuesday July 12
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at South West Corner of Geary and Laguna intersection, San Francisco. Bus: 38 Geary
Event Type Other
Union Sponsored Affordable Housing in San Francisco:

St. Francis Square Cooperative - Tour
(Meet near #38 Geary in-bound bus stop)

Join our walking tour and institutional and development history discussion of the now fifty-one-year-old 299 affordable multi-family garden apartments sponsored by the Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). This complex created a new community that mitigated some of the destructive displacement effects of Western Addition Redevelopment. The buildings and landscaping were designed by renowned architects Robert Marquis, Claude Stoller and Lawrence Halprin. The Square is still home to a number of union leaders, although it has now evolved to a market-rate coop. Residents and coop leaders Norman Young and others will be tour guides.

St. Francis Square: Union-Built, Integrated, Affordable Housing in San Francisco - by Peter Cole

See also:
Robert Marquis 1927-1995:
Claude Stoller 1921-
Lawrence Halprin 1916-2009
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jun 18th, 2016 6:05 AM

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