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Rethinking the Tenderloin
September 11, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $20
This tour of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood will present a much-maligned and -misunderstood area in all its complexity. One of the country’s densest neighborhoods, it has high rates of poverty and crime while also boasting the city’s theater district, high-end hotels, and being adjacent to Union Square Park. Eclectic land uses aside, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 as a district, with 400 contributory buildings. Participants will have the opportunity traverse a section of the neighborhood, viewing first-hand affordable Single Room Occupancy hotels that house seniors and formerly homeless people, including a just-completed historic adaptive re-use of the historic Central YMCA, originally construction immediately following the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.