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San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories
Author Christopher Pollack

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:30pm

The 150th Anniversary of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is commemorated with a new edition of this elegant and delightful guide. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is a green space of grassy meadows, wooded bike trails, secluded lakes, open groves, formal gardens, and museums. Filled with color photographs that spill over with flowers, trees, sculpture, and charming architecture, the book includes historical photos documenting the park’s illustrious past. Lively text and anecdotes provide information about landmarks like the Dutch Windmill, the Beach Chalet, the Japanese Tea Garden and the herd of bison grazing peacefully in an enclosed paddock. This book will entice readers to the many adventures offered in this distinctive urban woodland.

Christopher Pollock is a designer specializing in interior architecture and product design. As a past guest lecturer at the California College of Arts and Crafts and instructor at the UC Berkeley Extension, he has taught on interior architecture topics. He is an active member of San Francisco Heritage, the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society as well as the Bay Area Postcard Club. He frequently gives talks and walks in Golden Gate Park. His books include San Francisco's Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories (2001), Golden Gate Park: San Francisco's Oasis in Vintage Postcards (2003) and Reel San Francisco Stories: An Annotated Filmography of the Bay Area.

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