San Francisco

The Private City: The founding oligarchy of San Francisco

6:00 p.m. | Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nineteenth-century San Francisco went from a rough-and-tumble boomtown to a Victorian city with cosmopolitan ambitions. Its development was controlled by a small group of oligarchs: miners, industrialists, financiers and real estate speculators who hoped to forge a world-class metropolis in a single generation, enriching themselves in the process. Join panelists Chris Carlsson, social historian; Chris VerPlanck, architectural historian; Jeannene Przyblyski, artist, historian and professor at the San Francisco Art Institute; and exhibition curator Benjamin Grant.

Location

654 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
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Admission

Free to members
$5 for non-members

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