Few San Francisco neighborhoods have an origin story as fairytale-like as the Marina District. Once a muddy cove transformed into a fantastical fair of courtyards, towers, and light, it then arose into a fashionable neighborhood of winding streets, village shops, and a bayside park. Today, the Marina is set between the six-lane Lombard Street Expressway and the San Francisco Bay, bookended by two former military installations, Fort Mason and the Presidio. Read more about the history of this district, which we originally spotlighted in October 2020.
Marina groups and resources
Two-part series by Christopher VerPlanck chronicling the development of the Marina District, appearing in the Summer and Fall 2007 issues of Heritage News
San Francisco Modern Architecture and Landscape Design 1935-1970 Historic Context Statement, by Mary Brown, Preservation Planner (mentions several Marina District buildings)