Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project

RSVP Now for the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project (GPNHP) First Virtual Meeting! Saturday, April 25, 4 – 5 pm 

Updates on Diamond Heights Redevelopment and
the Naming of Islais Creek

To help fill the “CO-VOID” in our usual daily activities, join us from the comfort of your own home for our first virtual meeting!  You can join the meeting from your desktop or laptop (Mac or Windows), or just about any smartphone or tablet. When you RSVP to GlenParkHistory@gmail.com, you’ll be sent a meeting invite with login information.

We’ll kick the meeting off with GPNHP board member and architectural historian Hannah Simonson who will share the history of the Red Rock Hills Design Competition. Hannah will take a closer look at this 1961 event that kicked off redevelopment in Diamond Heights and brought national attention to the district within the architecture community. Hannah will also highlight the design and politics that shaped the built and unbuilt schemes in the competition. Then, GPNHP director Evelyn Rose will follow with a surprising new theory about the origins of the name given to Islais Creek!

To join this virtual meeting, you must RSVP to GlenParkHistory@gmail.com before the event.

This virtual meeting is free!  You can also become a GPNHP member to help support our work: Individual $15 and Household $20. Visit our Support the GPNHP page to donate with PayPal, and to learn more about the  GPNHP.

Now Online: GPNHP’s Hannah Simonson at UC-Berkeley Environmental Design Archives

As many of you know, Hannah Simonson is the author of the Diamond Heights Historic Resource Evaluation, completed while an intern at the San Francisco Planning Department. This project also served as her thesis in fulfillment of the Masters program in Architectural History at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. She performed much of her research at the Environmental Design Archives at UC-Berkeley and earlier this year was invited back to share her research at the EDA Gallery Talks.

You can view Hannah’s presentation here; read her Modern Diamond Heights: Dwell-ification and the Challenges of Preserving Modernist, Redevelopment Resources in Diamond Heights, San Francisco that was awarded the Outstanding Masters Thesis in Historic preservation. And, you can read more about Hannah’s historic architecture interests.

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