San Francisco Noir

San Francisco Noir | Fred Lyon | Princeton Architectural Press | 224 Pages | 2017

“San Francisco has always teetered on the brink facing the vastness of the Pacific Ocean as it clings perilously to the western edge of the continent. So who would be surprised that the City by the Bay felt a need to bolster its identity? The gold rush jolted the sleepy village from a long nap that will never be resumed. Swept in with the influx of opportunists, a core of raffish rascals grabbed the reigns of a burgeoning government and a society already out of control.” — Fred Lyon

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