Architecture of San Francisco
The architecture of San Francisco is not so much known for defining a particular architectural style, rather, with its interesting and challenging variations in geography and topology and tumultuous history, San Francisco is known worldwide for its particularly eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Bay windows were identified as a defining characteristic of San Francisco architecture in a 2012 study that had a Machine learning algorithm examine a random sample of 25,000 photos of cities from Google Street View.
San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest and one of the largest in North America.
- History of San Francisco
- Neighborhoods in San Francisco
- List of tallest buildings in San Francisco
- Painted Ladies
- William Abbenseth, photographer of San Francisco architecture
- Prentice, Helaine Kaplan (1987). Rehab Right. Berkeley, California: Ten Speed Press. ISBN 0-89815-172-4.
Includes descriptions of numerous different Victorian and early 20th Century architectural styles common in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly Oakland, and detailed instructions for repair and restoration of details common to older house styles.
- Wiley, Peter Booth (2000). National trust guide- San Francisco: America’s guide for architecture and history travelers. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 4–5. ISBN 978-0-471-19120-9. OCLC 44313415.
- Harris, Derrick (10 August 2012). "Big data magic trick: Show me a doorway, I'll tell you the city". GigaOM. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
- Woodbridge, Sally Byrne and John M. (2005). San Francisco Architecture: An Illustrated Guide to the Outstanding Buildings, Public Artworks, and Parks in the Bay Area of California. Berkeley, California: Ten Speed Press. pp. 19–27. ISBN 978-1580086745.
- Great Buildings Online: Architecture of the San Francisco Bay Area
- San Francisco Architectural Heritage, SF nonprofit
- List of Official SF Landmarks at Friends of 1800 Market website
- List of SF Landmarks with Photos at NoeHill.com
- San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection at SF Main Library
- Amy Westervelt. San Francisco Architecture & Landmarks at HowStuffWorks
- San Francisco Architecture Profiles on individuals and firms practicing during the first 100 years of San Francisco's growth.
- Rising Steel: Two Centuries Of San Francisco Architecture (From San Francisco City Guides: Walking Tour Descriptions)
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