The Mid-Century City: Modernism on Cathedral Hill


1111 Gough St.
San Francisco, CA
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The Western Addition and Cathedral Hill first opened to development in the 1870s and '80s, quickly filling with the urban middle-class housing of the era. Once a center of Asian-American culture, after the events of World War II, the neighborhood became an African-American enclave. By the 1950s the same housing had been deemed substandard, making the area a prime candidate for urban renewal, leaving many of the African-American residents facing eviction.


Please join the Docomom US/Northern California Chapter as we tour Cathedral Hill to discuss some of the the history that contributed to a modern design in the heart of a Victorian city.



Free for Docomomo US members and $25 for non-members.

Docomomo US Chapter