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Free Semi-Annual Meeting Includes Presentation about Ambitious City Beautiful Residential Park

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Join Heritage for our 2013 Semi-Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Haas-Lilienthal House (2007 Franklin Street). The meeting will feature an update from executive director Mike Buhler and an overview of our recent advocacy and programming activities, including the designation of the Haas-Lilienthal House as a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

As a special treat, architectural historian Richard Brandi, author of San Francisco’s St. Francis Wood, will discuss the Olmsted design for the Mason-McDuffie Company residential park, which attracted some of the Bay Area’s most talented architects and is one of the country’s most successful examples of City Beautiful “garden suburbs.” The beautifully illustrated book has earned accolades from scholars and critics across the country, including California historian Kevin Starr, who praised it as a “tribute to the Palladian poetry of one of the most successful residence parks in the nation and a triumph of aesthetic urbanism that continues to delight, to instruct, and to nurture the grand purposes and simple pleasures of daily life.”

The meeting is free to Heritage members, but space is limited and reservations are required. Register online or contact Laura Dominguez for more information.

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