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Nestled in the Eureka Valley area, the Castro is arguably the most well-known of San Francisco's neighborhoods, having been the epicenter of the gay rights movement since the 1970s. This new collection of photographs shows the area's growth from a smattering of Victorian houses built for working-class families in the 1870s to the flood of young gay men who settled in the nNestled in the Eureka Valley area, the Castro is arguably the most well-known of San Francisco's neighborhoods, having been the epicenter of the gay rights movement since the 1970s. This new collection of photographs shows the area's growth from a smattering of Victorian houses built for working-class families in the 1870s to the flood of young gay men who settled in the neighborhood during the 1970s. This influx transformed the area and led to the rise of Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to a major public office. This book also chronicles the 1978 assassination of Milk and Mayor George Moscone, the subsequent riots, and the effects of AIDS on the community in the 1980s and 1990s. Ultimately, these stirring images bear witness to the resilience of the Castro today....

Title : San Francisco's Castro
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ISBN : 9780738528663
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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San Francisco's Castro Reviews

  • Laine Cathryn Ballard
    2018-11-13 11:17

    loved looking at what 100 years can do to a neighborhood. fun photos and facts, some of which include:--twin peaks (first gay (male) bar with windows) was lesbian owned from approx 1973-2003--the palm trees that line market street in san francisco were planted in the late '90s-- "the gays and the grays": older women who had outlived their husbands and whose children had moved away, and young gay men whose parents where far away, Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, circa 1980's--in 2003 the US supreme court reduced sodomy to the misdemeanor charge of "following too closely"

  • Larry-bob Roberts
    2018-11-07 07:08

    Includes photos by Daniel Nicoletta, Rink Foto, Rick Gerharter, Crawford Barton, and Robert Pruzan.