About this blog

This is a blog for musings, ramblings and new discoveries about the work of San Francisco architect Timothy Pflueger and other work during his era. While Pflueger and architecture of the 1920s to the 1940s is an important theme, other important periods, contemporary architecture and architectural preservation topics in the SF Bay Area and beyond will also be discussed.

This space is also an occasional news source for the book, “Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger” published in October, 2008 by Princeton Architectural Press, by Therese Poletti, with photography by Tom Paiva.  Some of Paiva’s gorgeous photos will also appear on this blog, via (c) Tom Paiva Photography, such as the blog’s theme photo of the San Francisco skyline, which is an aerial photo by Paiva, from a helicopter. 

Book cover, Castro Theatre interior, (c) Tom Paiva Photography
Book cover, Castro Theatre interior, (c) Tom Paiva Photography

The author (yours truly), Therese Poletti,  is also the writer of this blog. I am a working journalist in San Francisco and a volunteer for San Francisco City Guides. It was doing research for my tour, Downtown Deco, that got me interested in the work of Pflueger and his era. I have a great passion for architecture and the role it plays in our daily lives. I will also try to provide updates on our tour, which features many Pflueger buildings.

Please subscribe to this fledgling blog! If you have any comments, questions or news stories, please comment or send me an email at therese.poletti@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting and joining in the discussion.

For more information on the book, the author and the photographer, you can also visit www.timothypflueger.com.

4 thoughts on “About this blog”

  1. May I borrow your Last Picture Show musings for our FB site Save the Century Domes Sacramento? The findings about Frank Lloyd Wright are especially important. We are on an uphill climb trying to save the Domes. They are at 1590 Ethan Way, at Arden Way, Sacramento Ca. 95825. A developer wants to bulldoze them for a road that will lead to a horribly dull theater. Owned by SyWest, we will find out on 9/14 when the Sacramento County Planning dept hands down it’s decision. Thank you, Kathy

  2. I love your articles really much because they are published in an understandable coherent. So I can learn them although I come from Austria and have some problems to understand English articles.

  3. Wow, great blog — and what a great way to keep the book going. I’m just learning to use WordPress for the New Fillmore (newfillmore.wordpress.com) but you seem to have it figured out. Nice pix, too.


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