Thursday, March 17, 2011

This Tuesday March 22 @ CHS: "Port City" Book Launch, Reception and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Port City Book Launch, Panel Discussion and Reception
Free Event @ California Historical Society

Join us for a lively discussion on how the San Francisco port shaped the city and how the city shaped the port.  Jasper Rubin, professor of Urban Studies and Planning at SFSU, moderates a distinguished panel of experts including: Michael Corbett, Tim Kelley, Chris VerPlanck and Jim Delgado (author of “Gold Rush Port” and Chief Marine Archaeologist for NOAA), who will discuss the port’s role in shaping urban form as well as influencing its social and labor history. Through landfill, wharfs, seawalls and pier buildings, the port changed San Francisco’s physical form while serving as a conduit for the movement of goods and people into and out of the city since the 1850’s. Businesses located their offices near the port to house management while workers labored at the wharf loading and unloading goods from ships, driving the city’s economy and underpinning its civic life. A question-and-answer session on the history of San Francisco’s port and how it continues to develop will follow the discussion. This event is co-sponsored by San Francisco Architectural Heritage. 
Port City will be available for sale at the William Stout Book Annex at the California Historical Society.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to 415.357.1848, ext. 233 or rtorrey@calhist.org

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco
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