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Annual Membership Meeting gets Mid-Century Treatment at the Phoenix Hotel

Phoenix Hotel_Joie de Vivre
Courtesy of Joie de Vivre Hotels.

Mark your calendars! Heritage will host its 2013 Annual Membership Meeting at the Phoenix Hotel (601 Eddy Street) on Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Executive director Mike Buhler will update members on Heritage’s advocacy and programming activities since the January meeting, including the launch of “Legacy Bars & Restaurants.” A special guest speaker will be announced later this month.

The meeting will take place at the Phoenix Hotel, an irreverent, mid-century motor lodge in the heart of the Tenderloin. Located within walking distance to some of San Francisco’s most celebrated clubs and performance halls, including the Great American Music Hall, the Warfield, and the Orpheum Theater, the hotel has been the crash pad  for such musicians as Joan Jett, the Psychedelic Furs, and Pearl Jam during its storied operation. Its distinctive outdoor pool features a custom mural by Francis Forlenza entitled “My Fifteen Minutes.” You never know who you might see tuning a guitar or hanging out by the pool!

Guest speaker Heather David, author of Mid-Century by the Bay, will bring this funky history to life with a special presentation entitled “Bay Area Roadside – Architecture as Advertisement.”  Learn more about the rich cultural legacy of the fifties and sixties and the Bay Area’s eclectic collection of roadside signs, hotels, motor inns, and more.

The event is free to Heritage members and includes a continental breakfast. Registration is required. For more information about the meeting, please contact Carolyn Squeri, director of membership and development, at or 415-441-3000 x14. To register, please click on the button below.


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