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Laborfest: Union Housing at St. Francis Square

Date:
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Laborfest
Location Details:
Meet at South West Corner of Geary and Laguna intersection, San Francisco. Bus: 38 Geary

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:
http://www.thewesternedition.com/?c=117&a=2525
http://www.ilwu19.com/history/the_ilwu_story/health.htm
http://www.sfsquarecoop.com/
Robert Marquis 1927-1995:
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/01/06/obituaries/robert-marquis-is-dead-at-67-noted-architect.html
Claude Stoller 1921-
http://prabook.org/web/person-view.html?profileId=604831
Lawrence Halprin 1916-2009
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Halprin
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lawrence-Halprin-landscape-architect-dies-3212769.php
http://www.laborfest.net/2016/2016schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Sat, Jun 18, 2016 6:05AM
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