New Event: The Cadillac Hotel, The Loopers, & the Legacy of Affordable Housing in the Tenderloin

March 4th, 2021 No Comments »

Registration is now open for our next virtual event, “The Cadillac Hotel, The Loopers, & the Legacy of Affordable Housing in the Tenderloin,” happening on March 18 at 6:00 PM PST.

Join Heritage and the Tenderloin Museum for a special presentation on the history of the Cadillac Hotel, a landmarked building in the heart of the Tenderloin that pioneered a model for non-profit supportive SRO housing in San Francisco and presently the physical home of the Tenderloin Museum. Discover the story of the Cadillac Hotel and learn about its impact on the Tenderloin and beyond.

Built in 1907, the Cadillac Hotel opened as a stately accommodation for wealthy visitors to a thriving Tenderloin district; but in its long tenure, the building has lived many lives! Kerri Young, Communications and Programs Manager for SF Heritage, will give an overview of the history and architecture of the Cadillac, the storied “Newman’s” boxing gym, and the imaginative preservation work of Leroy and Kathy Looper that transformed the Cadillac into a neighborhood anchor, “The House of Welcome.” Then, Kathy Looper, the Cadillac Hotel co-founder and TLM board president, will be joined by Arnie Lerner, SF Heritage’s former staff architect who worked on the Cadillac’s 1977 restoration, to discuss their experience with the Cadillac’s restoration as well as its role in the neighborhood today.

This event will take place virtually; register for this FREE virtual event via the Eventbrite link below:

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