Join TNDC for Rethinking the Tenderoin Walking Tour

Join Don Falk, Executive Director, TNDC and Lisa Gelfand, FAIA, of Gelfand Partners for an informative tour of one of San Francisco’s most diverse neighborhoods.


This walking tour:  Rethinking the Tenderloin is presented by the Architecture and the City Festival.


This tour of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood will present a much-maligned and -misunderstood area in all its complexity. One of the country’s densest neighborhoods, it has high rates of poverty and crime while also boasting the city’s theater district, high-end hotels, and being adjacent to Union Square Park. Eclectic land uses aside, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 as a district, with 400 contributory buildings. Participants will have the opportunity traverse a section of the neighborhood, viewing first-hand affordable Single Room Occupancy hotels that house seniors and formerly homeless people, including a just-completed historic adaptive re-use of the historic Central YMCA, originally construction immediately following the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.

September 11, 2012 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Tour Start: 174 Ellis Street, San Francisco
$20 AIA Member | $30 General Admission

To register, visit the Architecture and the City website.


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