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SF's Historic Coast: February 7th.
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March 7 (Sat)
Telegraph Hill Historic District

April 4
    Mt. Davidson/Haight-Ashbury
April 18
16th Ave. Moraga Stairs
May
TBA!

Past Walks:
Sept 28
     Chinatown & North Beach
Oct 19
     Golden Gate Bridge
Nov 15
     The Mission District
Dec 7
     Financial District
February 7
    SF's Historic Coast 

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Description

The Historic Coast

DESCRIPTION With traces of Paris, Rome, and Holland, this is not your average California beach walk! Starting at the Legion of Honor, a three-quarter-scale adaptation of the 18th-century Palais de la Legion d'honneur in Paris, we'll walk along the coast, stopping to take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Then we'll stumble upon the ruins of Sutros Baths, a 1920s beachside pool complex that has turned into ruins. Finally, we'll end up at Ocean Beach located at the end of Golden Gate Park where we'll snap a few pics of the Wilhemina Windmill.

BACKGROUND INFO Legion of Honor - The Beaux-Arts building that is known as the Legion of Honor is located in Lincoln Park. The site overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. Constructed in 1924, the building is a three-quarter-scale adaptation of the 18th-century Palais de la Legion d'honneur in Paris. Inside the building is a museum that houses ancient and European art. The museum was build to honor soldiers who died in WWI. The museum is known for the statue of Rodin's "Thinker" that is displayed in its Court of Honor. Sutros Baths - In 1894, after Adolf Sutro rebuilt the Cliff House, which had burned down, he decided to develop the beachfront land he owned next to it. Sutro built a multilevel complex, which he referred to as the "Palace of the People." When the baths opened in 1896, up to 25,000 patrons had a choice of six heated saltwater pools and a cold freshwater pool, into which they could enter via flying rings, trampolines, slides, or swings. The pools sat under a glass roof that contained 100,000 panes






Legion of Honor & Sutro Baths


Transit

TRANSIT INFO

  • 12:15: Meet at Downtown Berkeley BART station (down the escalator near Peets)

  • 12:28: BART to Montgomery ($7.80 round trip)

  • 1:01: Take 38/38L bus from Market & Montgomery towards 48th Ave, off at Geary & 33rd ($2.25)

  • 1:49: Walk to the Legion of Honor & Sutros Baths

  • 5ish: Take the 5 bus from La Playa & and Cabrillo to Powell BART ($2.25)

  • Back in Berkeley around 6:30


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