Tenderloin Part I

Neighborhood: Tenderloin

Description

The Tenderloin began as St. Ann’s Valley, a quaint village in the sand dunes that grew into a middle- and upper-class neighborhood filled with single family homes, churches, and schools sprinkled with the mansions of the very-rich.

By the 1890s, the east half had transformed, becoming a hotel, entertainment and vice district that drew fun-seekers by the truckload. You could fill volumes with the stories of the Tenderloin including famous madams, and a whole lot of gambling. Hear about the wild exploits of past Tenderloin and the work being done to move it into the future. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

Next Tours

  • Sunday, September 18 at 9:00 am given by Michael MeadowsSign Up
  • Sunday, October 23 at 9:00 am given by Peter FieldSign Up
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Notes

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

This tour covers the “Uptown Tenderloin” and we travel up Powell Street, to Geary, and make our way back down Mason.

Location

Meet at Powell & Market Streets

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