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Dinner Announced for September Lecture


Short Stories: Five Women of the PPIE"The great chums" Thursday, May 27, 1915 [The Zone at PPIE]
Thursday, September 17

Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street

Erin Garcia, curator of the California Historical Society exhibition City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair (through January 3, 2016), will profile five remarkable women who shaped, or were shaped by, the PPIE.

An optional dinner will be available at approximately 7:30p, immediately following the lecture. Tickets for the dinner are $65, and are available for purchase at the link below.





August Lecture:

Stucco Fantasy: How the PPIE Influenced Roadside Architecture in California
Thursday, August 27
California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street

Los Angeles historian Jim Heimann, author of Crazy California and Beyond: Roadside Architecture, will trace the 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition’s fanciful, yet little-known, legacy of stucco construction from the “Joy Zone” at the PPIE to Hollywood set design and roadside architecture.


Old U.S. Mint Among America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places


On June 24, 2015, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named San Francisco’s Old U.S. Mint to its 2015 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, making it one of very few buildings in the nation to be featured on the list twice.


San Francisco Heritage, working alongside the National Trust, is advocating for the City to remedy this longstanding “civic black eye” once and for all. Heritage’s nomination was prompted by the Old Mint’s deteriorating physical condition, its soon-to-be-vacant status, and the opportunity to create a financing mechanism in conjunction with major upzoning planned for the Central SoMa neighborhood.



Legacy Business Registry & Preservation Fund


Sara Bloomberg/KQED

Supervisor David Campos, working with San Francisco Heritage, the small business and nonprofit communities, neighborhood groups, and small property owners, is spearheading the effort to save the city’s iconic and longstanding Legacy Businesses.