*Film Showing: Two SF History Documentaries

about Playland at the Beach and Sutro Baths
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Join us for a showing of two SF History documentary films about Playland at the Beach, and Sutro Baths, followed by a Q&A with Writer/Director Tom Wyrsch. Also enjoy a view of the 1938 Model of the Richmond District that will be on exhibit near the Program Room. The model accurately represents parks, lakes, theatres, schools, and even the color schemes of individual houses in 1938. The model has been described as a remarkable "pre-Internet Google Steet View."  

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

Learn more about History and Genealogy through the wealth of resources available at the Library.

Take Part is a project of the Public Knowledge partnership between San Francisco Public Library and SFMOMA. 2018-19 photographic images of the model, courtesy of Beth LaBerge

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3D Model of West Portal Area on Display
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Through Thursday, March 28, 2019
Main Library, San Francisco History Center

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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