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Walking Tour: “Tenderloin Living, 1907-Today,” June 8

Photo by Heritage staff.

Join Heritage for “Tenderloin Living, 1907 – Today,” a special walking tour of the Tenderloin on Saturday, June 8th that explores the history of one of San Francisco’s most complex neighborhoods.

Historians and community advocates Felicia Elizondo, Donna Graves, Katherine Petrin, and Shayne Watson will uncover the living heritage of the Tenderloin through the places that reveal its layered past, including the history of the LGBT community, affordable housing, and Southeast Asian immigration. Special guest Philip Nguyen of the Southeast Asian Community Center will also present a brief history on the creation of Little Saigon.

The tour will set the stage for Heritage’s upcoming “Community Summit: Sustaining San Francisco’s Living History,” scheduled for the following weekend on Saturday, June 15th.  The goal of the walking tour and the summit is to discuss strategies for preventing the loss of heritage businesses and community institutions that contribute to San Francisco’s unique cultural identity.

Please join us June 8th as we discover previously untold stories and learn more about the evolution of the Tenderloin’s social and cultural identity. Some of the sites that we’ll visit include: Glide Memorial Church, Compton’s Cafeteria, El Rosa Hotel, Aunt Charlie’s, Southeast Asian Community Center, Kelly Cullen Community, and the Cadillac Hotel.

The tour will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Registration is limited to 20 people. Join us for an optional lunch at 1:00 at Bang San Thai Cuisine, located at 791 O’Farrell Street. Lunch tickets are $22 and include food, beverage, and a $2 processing fee.





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