Mid-Market / Tenderloin


TL Dreams: Rea Lynn de Guzman

Posted January 12, 2017 by Katie Conry

Rea Lynn de Guzman is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores psychological and socio-political themes surrounding liminal identity, cultural assimilation, and the Filipino/a diaspora, tempered by her experience as a Filipina immigrant living in the United States. At the age
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The Tenderloin's Onsen Spa and Tea Room opened in late 2016

Tenderloin Turnaround Continues in 2017

Posted January 5, 2017 by

100 years ago, San Francisco’s elite tried to close down the Tenderloin neighborhood “once and for all.” They failed. Now in 2017 the Tenderloin will again defy its critics by taking major steps toward its revitalization. 100 Years of Struggle
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Art Farmer at the Blackhawk, 1962 (photo by Robert Sleadd)

Buy Rare Blackhawk Jazz Postcards at TL Museum

Posted December 15, 2016 by

In 1962, Robert Sleadd, a San Francisco Police Officer, took some remarkable photos of performers at the Tenderloin’s legendary Blackhawk Jazz Club. The photos were of Miles Davis, Art Farmer, and two of Gerry Mulligan. These photos were never made
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Lower Turk in 1944. The Silver Rail, then an underground gay bar, is on the right.

Tenderloin Twilight Zone

Posted November 24, 2016 by

Fake News About Tunnels and the Compton’s Cafeteria Site The November 17 San Francisco Planning Commission hearing on the 950-974 Market Street project became a Tenderloin Twilight Zone. Activists pushed to preserve the legacy of Compton’s Cafeteria while turning down
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The Tenderloin’s Unseen World

Posted November 17, 2016 by

“The Tenderloin – so what’s to like?… What’s to like is the action, the struggle to survive on one’s own terms, the togetherness of losers and loners…” – Herb Caen The Tenderloin Museum helped recover the lost history of a
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The Turk and Taylor side of 950-974 Market St.

Tenderloin Wins Historic Jobs, Housing Victory

Posted October 27, 2016 by Randy Shaw and Rio Scharf

On November 17, the San Francisco Planning Commission reviews 950-974 Market Street, which includes 242 condominium units and a 232 room tourist hotel. While some might expect strong opposition to a new boutique hotel and market-rate condos on the Tenderloin’s
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