Garden Neighborhoods of San Francisco

The Development of Residence Parks, 1905–1924

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About the Book

San Francisco is not known for detached houses with landscaped setbacks, lining picturesque, park-side streets. But between 1905 and 1924, thirty-six such neighborhoods, called residence parks, were proposed or built in the city. Hundreds like them were constructed across the country yet they are not well known or understood today. This book examines the city planning aspects of residence parks in a new way, with tracing how developers went about the business of building them, on different sites and for different markets, and how they kept out black and Asian residents.

About the Author(s)

Richard Brandi is a historic preservation consultant in San Francisco.

Bibliographic Details

Richard Brandi
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 223
Bibliographic Info: 140 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7408-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4148-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 3
1. The Allure of Garden Suburbs 5
2. After the Earthquake 19
3. Building Residence Parks 31
4. The Residents, the Excluded and the Displaced 47
5. Baldwin & Howell 56
6. Duncan McDuffie 86
7. Newell-Murdoch, Lang Realty 102
8. Claremont Court, Merritt Terrace, El Por-tal Park, Arden Wood I and II and Laguna Honda Park 114
9. Allen & Company 127
10. Lyon & Hoag 137
11. Joseph Leonard and Fernando Nelson & Sons 152
12. Ashbury Park, Twin Peaks Terrace and Clover Heights 172
13. Mark Daniels, Landscape Engineer 180
14. Accomplishments 194
Chapter Notes 199
Bibliography 211
Index 215