It’s been a couple of months since we’ve settled into our new (and dare we say fabulous space) here in the city’s Tenderloin district. Located at the corner of 6th and Market streets, we’re really in the heart of it all; adjacent to the Donut World, diagonal from Show Dogs, across from the Crazy Horse Warfield. It’s an interesting corner to say the least. Really, it’s the crossroads of this neighborhood’s history…and its future.
In fact, we’ve been so inspired by the long and lettered history of this neighborhood, we decided to do a little research and get the whole story. Though it’s hard to tell these days, the Tenderloin used to be a haven to some of San Francisco’s most ritzy hotels and theaters. In fact 33 blocks of this neighborhood are recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. The area took a blow during the 1906 earthquake and well, has never been quite the same. But thanks to Burning Man Foundation, the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and tech startups like us and Twitter, the TL could be back on an upswing.
We give you the fall and rise of the Tenderloin.
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