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April 6, 2006
From journal A Month in San Francisco
New York, New York
October 8, 2004
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Alamo Square was officially dedicated to the public in 1858. Legend has it that it was considered a dangerous place due to rugged roustabout "Dutchie" Charlie Duane, an unruly squatter, until the city ousted him in 1868, making it safe for city dwellers and passer-bys alike to enjoy the square. Once a rocky hill, the city constructed stairways, pathways, and pillars, making it a proper public park. Over 100 years later, the park is today considered a historic landmark.
The square is an ideal place to sit and lay on the grass for a mid-afternoon break. The view is populated by the famous "painted ladies" — vibrantly colored Victorian row houses, and, beyond, the taller skyscrapers of 'Cisco loom in the distance, creating a stunning visual juxtaposition of the past and the modern phases of architecture.
From journal If You’re Going to San Francisco…
June 6, 2000
From journal Ten Days by the Bay