San Francisco's Nob Hill

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More than a neighborhood, San Francisco's Nob Hill encapsulates some of the major elements of the city's history. Early European settlers' cattle grazed on the windy hill, and with the Gold Rush of 1849, it became a lookout point as ships arrived daily, bringing thousands to San Francisco. Within the next 40 years, the moguls of the Central Pacific Railroad, along with other magnates, built spectacular residences atop Nob Hill, which became a focal point of San Francisco. Today Nob Hill is home to elegant hotels, a cathedral, and a variety of residents. It remains a center of activity in a legendary city.
ISBN: 9780738581286
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 172
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
For this volume, author Katherine Powell Cohen has gathered photographs from the archives of Grace Cathedral; the Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotels; the Masonic Temple; the Bancroft Library; the Nob Hill Association; and private sources to create an unprecedented collection of historical images of Nob Hill. Dr. Powell Cohen has lived in San Francisco for more than 23 years and is also the author of Images of America: San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, published in 2008.
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