Tonight: A Case Study in Bernal Home History Research


The fabulous Bernal Heights History Project will hold their monthly meeting and ad hoc presentation at the Bernal Library, TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 15, at 7 pm. Vicky Walker tells us what’s on the agenda:

“Researching Your House: A Bernal Heights Case Study”

Neighbor Eve  will present a step-by-step guide to how to research your house. Along the way, she’ll share some things she learned about her own home and the people who’ve lived there from 1873 to the present day

The meeting on Wednesday, June 15 starts at 7 p.m. sharp. in the downstairs meeting room of the Bernal Heights Library (500 Cortland Avenue). When you arrive, turn left at the bottom of the stairs.

As always, the meeting is free and open to all.

PHOTO: Pages from the 1905 Sanborn property map, showing portions of Bernal Heights

4 thoughts on “Tonight: A Case Study in Bernal Home History Research

  1. There should be lots of information about the Holy Park projects built by the government in 1942-43 next to Junipero Serra and west of Holly Park. I believe they were one of the first built in San Francisco./before they were built, it was just a huge lot where we could play and have fun. While they were being built, we also had fun climbing under the buildings, and checking them out. After they were built I had many friends from there; and I had no idea they were for poorer people because they weren’t any different than our neighbors. About 1944, I had a paper route that included the projects.

  2. Virginia and Pat: I’m sure we can find a way to share Eve’s slideshow! (And Pat, we need to talk to you about all your stories very soon.) — Vicky, BHP

    • Ok, Vicky, we can talk. I enjoyed Don’s memories and some of his friends are my friends. Many of my memories are stirred by things I read, the places, the events and the people. So contact me when you have your questions to pose.
      I also have some pictures of my class at junipero Serra in 1st and 2nd grade and then again in the 6th. My daughter had them enlarged for a birthday of mine but I could share them at the library sometime.

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