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Auto Body shop on 16th Sells for $8.7 Million
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  From Lydia Chavez at Mission Local The Urban Group Real Estate announced the sale of 3140-50 16th Street, a former auto body shop, for $8.7 million, according to a press release. Louis Cornejo, president of Urban Group, represented the seller, Jesse Henry, who grew up in the projects in Hunter’s Point and ran Superior…

Looking Back at the Oldest Building in San Francisco Friday, SF Curbed, by Alex Bevk
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  Public spaces change fast here in San Francisco, and for better or worse, it can be pretty crazy when you see what the City used to look like. Every week, we’ll bring you Then & Now, a comparison of historic photos of the Bay Area with current views from the same perspective. Have a suggestion…

Hidden Gems of San Francisco: Hidden Temples of Chinatown
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Hidden Gems of SF EXPLORE SAN FRANCISCO: CHINATOWN By Alixx Ortiz San Francisco’s Chinatown boasts a significant number of temples dedicated to a variety of gods and family ancestors. I’ve visited a number of them, and am always impressed at how willing the volunteers and staff are to chat with visitors about the particulars of a given…

Art Deco Secrets of the 20′s and 30′s
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JOIN ALICE JUROW AND KIMBERLY MANNING AKER ON AN ART DECO TOUR: SECRETS OF THE 20′S & 30′S CURRENTLY, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR WALKING TOURS IN THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. THIS TOUR IS RUN AWAY HIT HUGELY POPULAR WITH TOURISTS AND LOCALS ALIKE.  Hidden in plain sight are some historical gems of the glorious 1920s…

Auto Body shop on 16th Sells for $8.7 Million

  From Lydia Chavez at Mission Local The Urban Group Real Estate announced the sale of 3140-50 16th Street, a former auto body shop, for $8.7 million, according to a press release. Louis Cornejo, president of Urban Group, represented the seller, Jesse Henry, who grew up in the projects in Hunter’s Point and ran Superior Automotive in the Mission for 32 years. He closed it in September and began looking…

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Looking Back at the Oldest Building in San Francisco Friday, SF Curbed, by Alex Bevk

  Public spaces change fast here in San Francisco, and for better or worse, it can be pretty crazy when you see what the City used to look like. Every week, we’ll bring you Then & Now, a comparison of historic photos of the Bay Area with current views from the same perspective. Have a suggestion for a photo comparison that looks totally different (or shockingly the same)? Drop us a…

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Hidden Gems of San Francisco: Hidden Temples of Chinatown

Hidden Gems of SF EXPLORE SAN FRANCISCO: CHINATOWN By Alixx Ortiz San Francisco’s Chinatown boasts a significant number of temples dedicated to a variety of gods and family ancestors. I’ve visited a number of them, and am always impressed at how willing the volunteers and staff are to chat with visitors about the particulars of a given temple. Many of these temples are a walk up to the third or fourth floor of a family association, the potent odor of incense wafting throughout the hallways I make my way through. My favorite is the Kong Chow Temple, dedicated to the God of War and Literature, an unlikely combination that works within its context! The woman behind the front desk eyed me suspiciously, at first, but eventually relaxed. As there were a large number…

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