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Watch Your Mailbox

Semaphores are arriving in mailboxes all over Telegraph Hill, and beyond. Our award-winning, large-format publication is one of many benefits available exclusively to members. In each edition you'll find in-depth articles and insight. The Autumn 2016 edition includes: - The Honeybees of Telegraph Hill - Help for wading through your election ballot - A spotlight on Canessa Gallery - A farewell to June Osterberg and a "Happy Retirement" to Dave Franzoia

How decades of dynamite reshaped Telegraph Hill.

A tale of explosions, sliding coffins and two murders on Telegraph Hill. . ... The first mention of Telegraph Hill in digital newspaper archives was June 29, 1852. The hill that houses Coit Tower was under attack from San Francisco residents for decades, leading to mistrust, legal battles and at least one killing. ... read more

Embarcadero in SF on list of nation’s at-risk historic treasures

Francisco’s Embarcadero has been named one of America’s at-risk historic treasures — not because of development threats, but the looming dangers posed by earthquakes and sea-level rise. The combination of the 3-mile seawall that forms the downtown shoreline and the piers along it that extend into the bay are on the list of the nation’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places ... read more

The History of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers

Founded in 1954, the Telegraph Hill Dwellers (THD) is one of the oldest, largest, and most widely respected neighborhood organizations in the nation. During its nearly six decades of existence, THD has led the way to celebrate, beautify, and protect San Francisco’s most unique and historic neighborhood. Without the hard work and support of the volunteers and members of THD, Telegraph Hill and North Beach would be vastly different from the beloved and special places they are today. Among the proud accomplishments of THD are the following: Restoration and increased protections for Coit Tower, its historic murals and Pioneer Park, following years of decay and neglect. Enactment of the 40′ hei

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