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Inspector Robert Checchi of the police said that 33 tourists were robbed in June in the area immediately around the project. But it took an assault on two young English women to focus official attention on the project and on the Western Addition area, where it is situated. Two Men Fall Into Step
By Wallace Turner, Special To the New York Times
While the neighborhood was being “reformed” from the inside, luxury condos and apartments crept in. First on the southern border of Fillmore at Van Ness the Opera Plaza completed in 1982.
First the Pink Palace was converted in senior housing, then Yerba Buena Plaza (Turkwood) came down, next Buena Vista Plaza (OC), Hayes Valley and Page St. projects. They were all rebuilt, into more livable town homes but many of those families relocated and never returned. By the time my generation came of age in 90s, it was foregone conclusion that we were leaving the city too.
Establishing “a clear hierarchy of territorial control” is her primary goal, to give each household something of its own to care for. “Achieving community isn’t possible if everything is open. You need to feel your own strength; then you may be willing to reach out,” says Dev.
Early examples show particularly good design balance between shared public amenities and private space, both needed to reinforce community.
Army Street by BayRaised, on Flickr
3021 by BayRaised, on Flickr
The 2008 San Francisco Decorator Showcase will run from Saturday, April 26 through Monday, May 26. The home is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays, and closed on Mondays (except for Memorial Day). The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday and Memorial Day.
The history of this grand home began in 1905, when Eugene and Olive Grace purchased the lot and commissioned James A. McCullough to design and build one of the first houses on this steep block of Scott Street. The recorded contract notice gave the anticipated cost of building the home as $12,200. McCullough, who was a contractor with some architectural experience, had built several homes in Presidio Heights, close to where the Graces were living.