Architectural Gems South of Market

Neighborhood: South of Market (SOMA)

Description

Join us for a remarkable walk through one of San Francisco’s most interesting and least understood neighborhoods, South of Market.  Tucked between modern architectural marvels (including SF’s tallest building) are testaments to 150+ years of urban evolution. Our walk discusses a unique San Francisco story that is sometimes gritty, sometimes great, but always intriguing.

In less than a mile, our stroll includes a dense and eclectic array of architectural styles —  Victorian Gothic Revival, Beaux Artes, Art Deco, Post-Modernism, and Contemporary 21stc design.  Massive late 20th/early 21stc redevelopment projects transformed multi-block areas South of Market within short time periods, yet past architectural gems have been protected.

Our walk introduces you to a rich urban fabric of old and new dotted with dramatic public open spaces offering unparalleled views of this fascinating urban landscape.

Enjoy a walk that considers the stories, the people, and the architectural and socio-economic history of this remarkable neighborhood – an opportunity only to be found South of Market!

Next Tours

  • Friday, May 24 at 10:00 am given by Paul F.Sign Up
  • Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 am given by Paul F.Sign Up
  • Friday, June 14 at 1:00 pm given by Jeff H.Sign Up
  • Monday, June 17 at 10:30 am given by Anna E.Sign Up
  • Thursday, June 20 at 1:00 pm given by Margaret S.Sign Up
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 2:30 pm given by Janet G.Sign Up
View Calendar

Notes

Please arrive 10 minutes before the walk is scheduled to start.

Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours

 

Location

Meet on Yerba Buena Lane between Market St. and Mission St. at the Jewish Contemporary Museum’s “Big Blue Cube”.

 

Click the map to view full version on Google Maps
View Transit Directions on Google Maps >>

Please note: Private group tours required for groups of 8 or more.