SPUR Walking Tour: The new Old Mint (SPUR members only)

"Constructed in 1874, the Old San Francisco Mint is nationally recognized for its architecture and its civic role in the history of our city. With Deborah Frieden, cultural planning consultant, and design team HOK, Page & Turnbull and Arup as your guides, hear how the restoration will convert the Old Mint into a museum celebrating San Francisco and the Bay Area through its history, its impact and its people. The Mint is set to become the most innovative sustainable National Historic Landmark in the U.S. and a model for conversion of existing and historic buildings."

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Livable City’s Livability Awards & Member Celebration

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From Livable City: Please join Livable City for our annual Livability Awards and Member Celebration November 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the historic Old Mint. This event is an opportunity for Livable City to recognize innovators, advocates, and public servants for their leadership and accomplishments and celebrate with our amazing members and friends. This […]

SPUR Walking Tour: Hidden History of Market Street

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From SPUR: Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a trip down Market Street—and memory lane. We will travel the busiest bike route west of the Mississippi River from the Ferry Building to the Castro, stopping along the way to learn about some of the more interesting, bizarre and historic sites. Bring your own bike!

Port City: The history and transformation of SF’s waterfront

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From SPUR: Representatives from San Francisco Architectural Heritage will present the group’s new book, Port City. The book’s author, Michael Corbett, will discuss the rich history of the port and its role in shaping San Francisco. Heritage Executive Director Mike Buhler will detail the transformation of the waterfront and the current context of its redevelopment, including what lies […]

From Andrew Carnegie to today: San Francisco’s branch libraries

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From SPUR: San Francisco Public Library is in the midst of the largest capital building campaign in its history. The Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP) is working toward the renovation or creation of 24 libraries around San Francisco. From historic restorations, to mid-century upgrades, to brand-new civic landmarks, the BLIP program is shaping the future […]

SPUR Young Urbanists: [Literature] in the city

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"From the Beat movement and City Lights to McSweeney’s, San Francisco has been shaped by its literary history.  But this history does not simply lie in the texts produced by the writers—it was also a history produced in the city’s fabric, in literary movements that defined and influenced people and place. Join us in exploring […]