Uncovering the Parkside

Neighborhood: Parkside


In 1908, the Parkside Realty Company began building houses, creating the first neighborhood on the west side of the city. Hear how the Parkside grew from sand dunes to a thriving neighborhood and learn to recognize the original houses that still stand. The Parkside has become an attractive alternative to the hustle and bustle of the downtown area.
Hear a story that spans more than a century, including the profound effect public transportation had on drawing residents to the new neighborhood. On our walk through this often-ignored neighborhood, you’ll learn to identify the three major periods of its development by the different houses you see. If you’re looking for a place to explore in San Francisco devoid of large sidewalk crowds, this is it.


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


    Meet at the bottom of the stairs to Parkside Library on Taraval at 22nd Ave.

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