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 […]

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This week is packed full of stimulating discussions to work your brain, and wraps up with the last Sunday Streets of the season to work your body. The Labor History Bike Tour will do a little of both! Here are the week’s highlights. Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Job sprawl and the polycentric megaregion. Is the […]

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 Walking Tour: The Future of Downtown San Jose’s Past

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From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user bryce_edwards This event will take place in San Jose. What’s next for downtown San Jose’s storied past? If buildings could talk, what would they reveal? Join Sharon McCauley from the board of San Jose’s Preservation Action Council and Sally Zarnowitz, the former Historic Preservation Officer for San Jose and the current Senior Historic […]

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!