Short Stories: Five Women of the 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.
Stucco Fantasy: How the PPIE Influenced Roadside Architecture in California Thursday, August 27California 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.
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.
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.