The people who fought tooth and nail to preserve the North Beach Library certainly get an “A+” for their effort. The State Historic Resources Commission recently upheld a request from six months ago to get the 1950s era building on the National Register. Now state historians are sending a recommendation to Washington D.C. for consideration. The application was filled out by Friends of Appleton & Wolfard – friends of a defunct local architecture firm that designed the building. Read More
The mark of history is everywhere in San Francisco and the Historic Preservation Commission, by its very nature, leans toward preserving it.But Supervisor Scott Wiener wants more information on exactly how preservation goals might conflict with The City’s other priorities, like providing affordable housing near public transit, or even pedestrian safety. Read More
Potential North Beach parkland could instead be occupied by a vacant building under a recommendation anticipated today from The City’s historic-preservation advisers.
The Historic Preservation Commission is expected to recommend protecting the North Beach Branch Library from demolition. Read More