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A Walk to & up Telegraph Hill

Now open for RSVPs. Eat your lunch before the walk as we will not be stopping for lunch. We will gather at 1:00 PM in front of the Starbucks on New Montgomery Street near Market Street. It is close to the Montgomery Street BART Station. The only cost is $3 cash per adult for the walk and I will collect that later at another location. At 1:20 PM or a little later we will start walking from in front of the Starbucks. Our group is so big now that we will no longer go inside the Palace Hotel as a big group and will instead walk directly to the Pacific Heritage Museum by crossing Market Street and walking North on Montgomery Street, the museum will be on the left from Montgomery.

The FREE Pacific Heritage Museum is at 608 Commercial Street, between Montgomery Street and Kearny Street. If you are late or cannot find us then walk to the museum. The museum staff are always very happy to see us and they have fine restrooms. The nearby historic old Bank of America building is now owned by a combination expensive men's clothing store and private club. I previously planned to have us go inside in groups of ten, but different people running the place tell us different rules so we will not go inside as a group.

Then we will walk up Telegraph Hill via the East slope, the Filbert Street Steps.

This is our walk with the greatest amount of history information. We visit the Jackson Square area which has buildings from the 1850s and 1860s. We will see: an 1854 building that was a bank and the bank manager was Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman before he became a general; the New Hippodrome, the last vestige of the Barbary Coast; the building where television was invented; and old movie locations. I plan to show attendees old photos of some of the sites.

Estimated ending time:  5:45 PM.

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For any questions about how to get around the Bay Area on public transportation click on the government provided trip planner link below:

http://tripplanner.transit.511.org/mtc/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en

Photo below was taken on a Telegraph Hill walk.

Photo below of some of us at Coit Tower on top of Telegraph Hill

Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk.

Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk.

Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk.

Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk taken by Lisa Palomar. It's a sculpture of the shot dead SF Zoo tiger Tatiana.

Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk.

Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk showing a paper Bogart where Bogart starred in the 1947 movie "Dark Passage."

Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk.

Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk.
Photo below of inside the original Bank of America building.
Photo below of inside the original Bank of America building.
Photo below of inside the original Bank of America building.
Photo below of Coit Tower on our walk afternoon of 11/10/12.

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  • Patrick

    I arrived late so I tried catching up with the group at Coit Tower but there was absolutely no parking due to Grant St. Fair. I'll just have to go on the next hike to Coit.

    June 16, 2014

  • Christina

    Hi Howard,
    Thank you for another fun walk. Loved the bits of history, the stairs, and the wonderful group to share it all with.
    See you next time!
    Christina

    June 15, 2014

  • Mimi

    I just added some photos including one of our fearless leader- in action at the Farnsworth site.

    June 15, 2014

  • Mimi

    another great event. thanks Howard!

    June 15, 2014

  • Cris M.

    Thanks Howard! Loved all the nuggets of history you gave us. Also a really nice group of people to walk with! See you next time!

    June 15, 2014

  • Jan

    I thought the walk was really fun and it was nice to see all the points of interests that are tucked into the city,
    thanks, Howard

    June 15, 2014

  • Elise

    Great walk. Loved all the historical information. Thanks, Howard!

    June 14, 2014

  • Elena D.

    Sorry, running late.. I will catch up with the group at the Museum. Thank you for giving us a second option.

    June 14, 2014

  • Joseph C J.

    Tied down.

    June 14, 2014

  • Alexandra M.

    I love the coit tower. Plus 1pm is a perfect time to begin a walk

    June 13, 2014

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