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The San Francisco Cliff House by Mary Germain Hountalas and Sharon Silva

The San Francisco Cliff House

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    Aug 11, 2009 | 224 Pages

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“There are certain Bay Area landmarks that mean so much to so many. And one of the most special must surely be the Cliff House in San Francisco. A new work, ‘The San Francisco Cliff House’…is a centennial celebration of this spectacular and historic edifice…. I was spellbound with the many fascinating photographs. And I was nothing short of ecstatic when I saw several reproductions of early postcards I have in my personal collection. What sent me over the edge, however, was seeing recipes for restaurant favorites like Crab Louis. I just wanted to jump in my car and head to the shrine for an all-day picnic.”
San Jose Mercury News
“a lively text.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Table Of Contents


Introduction: A History of Hospitality – 9

Part One – The Early Years – 13

Part Two – The Sutro Years – 43

Part Three – The Whitney Years – 89

Part Four – The Uncertain Years – 147

Part Five – The Cliff House Today – 181

Selected Bibliography – 210

Acknowledgments – 212

Index – 214

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