San Francisco's Civic Center: The History of an Architectural Treasure

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Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building

914 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814

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Join us for a talk on one of San Francisco's architectural treasures - the Civic Center. James W. Haas’s newly published book, The San Francisco Civic Center: A History of the Design, Controversies and Realization of a City Beautiful Masterpiece, tells the story of its 150-year history, the politics and the personalities. Considered one of the finest achievements of the City Beautiful movement, the Civic Center's story is characterized by great inspiration and leadership, controversy and feuds.

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James W. Haas is an author, attorney, and expert on San Francisco’s Civic Center history and politics. He has lived in San Francisco most of his life and spent more than forty years engaged in civic projects, including the restoration and completion of San Francisco’s Civic Center.

A Night at the State Library speaker series covers topics on California's rich history and is generously funded by the California State Library Foundation.

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Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building

914 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814

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