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Situated among the southern slopes of the San Francisco peninsular divide, the neighborhoods of Glen Park, Sunnyside, the Fairmount Heights, and Diamond Heights, as well as the 70 acres of open space called Glen Canyon. Each have their own rich history, with some post-European ...
Researching the History of Your Home
Curious who may have built your home? Who else may have lived there before you? What may have been on you lot before the current residence was built? We have links to local resources that will help get your research started! Learn more!
Immediately south of Twin Peaks and east of Mt. Davidson in San Francisco you'll find four additional peaks of the San Miguel Range: Red Rock Hill, Gold Mine Hill, Fairmount Hill (the latter also includes Billy Goat Hill), and Martha Hill. On each is situated several neighborhoods, each with its own rich history and unique legacy.
Documenting Oral Histories
Oral histories are an important tool for documenting our neighborhoods' legacies. The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, using tools and tips offered by the California Conference of Historical Societies, has developed a roadmap for performing this essential type of historic research. Learn More!
Check out our Events page to learn more about exciting upcoming activities!
Next GPNHP Meetings & Special Events!
The next meeting of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project will be in February 2020.
Details to be posted soon.
Upcoming History Walks by GPNHP Historians!
A Trestle Ran Through It: Early Days in Glen Park Village. Saturday, December 28, 2019. Reserve now! Learn more!
The Northern Boundaries of Sunnyside: Dairy Cows, Early Speculators & Activists, & the Steepest Parks in the City. Sunday, January 12, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
“Cowbells in the Spring”: History of Fairmount Heights. Sunday, January 25, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
Monumental, Inspiring, and Rooted in History: The Public Art of City College of San Francisco. Saturday, February 1, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
A Walk Along the Glen Park Suffrage Trail. Saturday, February 8, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
Southern Boundaries of Sunnyside: The Wild 1890s, the Jail Next Door, & the Making of City College. Sunday, February 23, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
Bovines, Dynamite, and High-Flying Shows: The Amazing Histories of Glen Canyon Park. Saturday, February 29, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
Modern Diamond Heights: The Redevelopment of Red Rock and Gold Mine Hills.
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Saturday, March 7, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
A Walk Down Mid-Century Monterey Boulevard. Saturday, March 7, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
Sunnyside, the Early Years. Sunday, March 22, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
“Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things”: A Walk Through the Natural Histories of Glen Canyon. Saturday, March 28, 2020. Reserve now! Learn more!
First Suffrage March in the United States
Glen Park resident Johanna Pinther played a major role in the first march for women's suffrage in the United States in 1908. The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project is the first to identify Johanna as a Glen Park resident, and apparently the first to describe this historic event in detail.