Next talk on Pflueger to be in a Pflueger

This is a tad early for a save-the-date notice, but a special lecture is coming up next year.  In January, I will be doing a talk on architect Timothy Pflueger for the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. As a special treat, the lecture will take place inside the Pflueger-designed Alameda Theatre, resplendent since its $15.2 million restoration in the heart of downtown… Continue reading Next talk on Pflueger to be in a Pflueger

Charming book chronicles streetcar bohemia

Just before the turn of the century in San Francisco, a few years after architect Tim Pflueger was born in 1892, a quirky community sprouted up among the desolate sand dunes of Ocean Beach.  Some enterprising real estate men and hardy pioneering souls turned a host of obsolete horse-drawn street cars into coffee stands, homes and… Continue reading Charming book chronicles streetcar bohemia

King Tut-mania lives on in San Francisco

The King Tut exhibit at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park is not the only place in San Francisco you will find a penchant for all things Egyptian. The influence of that discovery in 1922 of the Egyptian boy pharaoh's tomb lives on today in many Art Deco buildings that have survived since the 1920s. Some fine examples can be found… Continue reading King Tut-mania lives on in San Francisco