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September 6, 2018

Read about the renaming of Fairmount Elementary School to Dolores Huerta Elementary School.

The Fairmount School, one of the oldest schools in the City and County of San Francisco, first opened its doors to students of the newly established Fairmount Tract in September...

May 9, 2018

In 1879, the Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique (The Panama Canal Company) was formed by Ferdinand de Lesseps of France, the builder of the Suez Canal. His plan was to build a sea-level canal across the Isthmus of Panama and in March 1880, de Lessups visited...

September 5, 2017

This article was originally published in the (Hi)Stories of Our Neighborhoods column in the Summer 2017 issue of the Glen Park News. It is republished here with permission, and has been updated to reflect recent decisions.

A number of significant events have occurred in...

April 29, 2017

This article was originally published in the (Hi)Stories of Our Neighborhoods column in the Fall 2016 issue of the Glen Park News. It is republished here with permission.

The land bordered by Bosworth, Brompton, Lippard, and Joost Streets was originally part of the Ulsh...

December 29, 2016

This article was originally published in the (Hi)Stories of Our Neighborhoods column in the Winter 2016 issue of the Glen Park News. It is republished here with permission.

Approximately 225,000 people in San Francisco were displaced by the Great 1906 Earthquake. Ada Fr...

December 29, 2016

This article was originally published in the (Hi)Stories of Our Neighborhoods column in the Fall 2016 issue of the Glen Park News. It is republished here with permission.

Chenery Street runs over a mile through Fairmount Heights and Glen Park, from 30th Street to its te...

December 29, 2016

This article was originally published in the (Hi)Stories of Our Neighborhoods column in the Summer 2016 issue of the Glen Park News. It is republished here with permission.

“Glen Park” evokes a pleasant mental image – rolling, green hills bisected by a babbling brook, e...

December 29, 2016

This article was originally published in the (Hi)Stories of Our Neighborhoods column in the Spring 2016 issue of the Glen Park News. It is republished here with permission.

The Glen Park Branch of the San Francisco Public Library – on Croton Avenue? The Glen Park School...

December 29, 2016

This article was originally published in the (Hi)Stories of Our Neighborhoods column in the Winter 2015 issue of the Glen Park News. It is republished here with permission.

MUNI re-routing; Diamond and Bosworth reconstruction; San Jose Avenue/Interstate 280 road di...

This was the first article in an ongoing column, (Hi)Stories of Our Neighborhoods, in the Glen Park News dedicated to rediscovering the local history of Glen Park, Glen Canyon Park, Sunnyside, Fairmount Heights, and Diamond Heights. First published in the Glen Park New...

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