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San Francisco after World War II Article

Embarcadero Center, Embarcadero freeway, Japantown, Geary Street, Yerba Buena Gardens

During World War II, San Francisco was the major mainland supply point and port of embarkation for the war in the Pacific. The War Memorial Opera House which opened in 1932, was the site of some significant post World War II history. In 1945, the conference that formed the United Nations was held...

South of Market Article

San Francisco neighborhoods, SOMA district, Yerba Buena Gardens

Esplanade, South of Market While many San Franciscans refer to the neighborhood by its full name, South of Market, there is a trend to shorten the name to SOMA or SoMa, probably in reference to SoHo (South of Houston) in New York City, and, in turn, Soho in London. Before being called South of...

Yerba Buena Gardens Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Yerba Buena Gardens, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, Yerba Buena Carousel, Esplanade, Zeum, Arts, Culture

Yerba Buena was the name of the town in the Mexican territory of Alta California that became the city of San Francisco, California, after it was claimed by the United States in 1846. Yerba Buena Gardens is the name for two blocks of public parks located between Third and Fourth, Mission and Folsom...