By Jeanne Fogle
Get off the nationwide Mall and revel in 9 jogging and riding excursions of Washington, D.C.'s ancient neighborhoods.
Discover the hidden background of the nation's capital with stories of political intrigue, scandal, romance and tragedy.
Experience the ignored architectural and cultural treasures in such neighborhoods as Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Mount Vernon Square.
Owner of A travel de strength Jeanne Fogle leads her readers throughout the hidden websites and background of Washington, D.C.'s neighborhoods. captivating sketches by means of Edward Fogle and classic images accompany every one travel, casting a brand new gentle at the urban. viewers and native alike can be stunned and extremely joyful by way of the discoveries that may be made past the monuments.
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Comstock Lode Silver Between 1859 and the mid-1880s, $400 million was extracted from the mines. Porch Hall, with Victorian corner sofa 1896 Adolph Sutro opens the world’s largest public baths north of Cliff House 1886 10,000 trade unionists take part in the biggest labor parade to date in San Francisco 1901 Power broker Abe Ruef runs San Francisco 1880 1900 1887 Scottish gardener John 1899 Frank Norris McLaren is hired to tend Golden Gate Park. He stays for 50 years (see p148) writes the classic novel McTeague: A Story of San Francisco Adolph Sutro 1830–98 1900 Fisherman’s Wharf is built 30 INTRODUCING SAN FRANCISCO The 1906 Earthquake and Fire The massive earthquake that hit San Francisco just after 5am on April 18, 1906 caused one of the worst disasters in US history.
Stephen’s Lutheran German Renaissance First Unitarian Church Gothic Revival S A N F R A N C I S C O AT A G L A N C E the Veterans Building (both by Arthur Brown, 1932); and the oldest building in the Civic Center, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (John Galen Howard, 1915). Commercial Beaux Arts-style Palace of Fine Arts Beaux Arts The rigorously Neo-Classical style of the Parisian Ecole des Beaux Arts was favored by designers in San Francisco for major buildings following the 1906 earthquake. Opulent colonnades, sculptures, and pediments are typical of this lavish style, which was readily adopted in a city eager to signal to the world its recovery from devastation.
By the 1870s, the Chinese formed the largest of the city’s minority groups, with 40,000 people living in poor conditions in and around China town. At this time, Chinese men outnumbered Chinese women by 20 to one. In the decades The Chinese Since the Gold Rush days in the late 1840s, when an estimated 25,000 people fled from the chaos of China to work in the California mines, the Chinese have maintained A young San Franciscan woman wearing a significant presence in San Chinese costume In the late 1800s, thousands of Irish immigrants came to San Francisco and took what jobs they could find.