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Sutro Heights

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"PLAN OF SUTRO HEIGHTS, CLIFF HOUSE & SEAL ROCKS"
Carl Gartefec. Leipzig
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"20 Main entrance, Sutro Heights", Palm Ave
Courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


"12. Flower Vases, Sutro Heights"
Courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke


 


Gryphon statue in background
Source: SFPL (link)

 


Venus statue in foreground
Source: SFPL (link)

 


Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


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AJ McDonald

 


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"No. 4, Sutro Heights, Sn Francisco, Cal., 1886, View on Main Drive.  Taber Photo"
Presumably Adolph Sutro (far left)

 


"6150 the main avenue. Sutro Heights, Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"No. 7, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, View on Main Avenue.  Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"No. 18, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, View looking North.  Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"No. 23, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Vase near lower Gate.  Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"No. 19, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Vase near old Lodge.  Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"85. San Francisco, Sutro Garden at Sutro Heights, looking East, Sept 23, 1890  E.C.W. Photo"  (rev)
Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke
 

 


Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


"VENUS DE MILO AT SUTRO HEIGHTS   CLIFF HOUSE, S.F."
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Gryphon statue
Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


Gryphon statue
Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


 

 


Chinese Women in holiday dress
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"CARPET FLOWER BEDS, Sutro Heights"
A. J. Mcdonald, photographer (reverse)
(WNPCHP)

 


"107 CARPET FLOWER BEDS, Sutro Heights"
"A J McDonald, Photographer, San Francisco, Cal." (reverse)
(WNPCHP)

 


"107  CARPET FLOWER BEDS, Sutro Heights"
"A J McDonald, Photographer, San Francisco, Cal." (reverse)
(WNPCHP)

 


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"A Glimpse in Sutro Heights"
(WNPCHP)

 


well house
(WNPCHP)
 




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Sutro Heights - AJ McDonald
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"Palms. Grove."
"No. 76, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)
"Old Grove"
"No. 75, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"Palm Avenue Sutro Heights San Francisco Cal."
Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


"Drive Way, Sutro Heights, S.F.  .McClearie""
Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


Palm Ave
Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


"No. 78, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Old Grove.  Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"No. 77, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Old Grove.  Taber Photo"

 


"No. 28, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal.  1886, Old Grove.  Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"No. 21, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Employees.  Taber Photo"
(Adolph Sutro mid-left)

 


1966
SFPL (link)
 


 

- Newspaper Clippings -

 


Daily Alta California - 26 Feb 1885

 


The Mendocino Beacon - Jun 20 1885

 


Sutro Heights opens to public
The San Francisco Examiner - Sep 6 1885
 


New York Times - 20 Sep 1885

 


The San Francisco Examiner - Mar 14 1886

 


Pacific Rural Press - 8 May 1886

 


The Topeka Daily Capital - Aug 11 1886

 


Daily Alta California - 17 January 1887
For more on the Parallel Explosion click here

 


San Francisco Chronicle - Apr 24 1888

 


The Los Angeles Times - Apr 1 1889

 


Fall River Daily Evening News - Feb 26 1890

 

The Fête Champêtre
Charity event for the SF Polyclinic, 23 May 1891


San Francisco Call - 24 May 1891
Charity event on Sutro Heights
 


The San Francisco Examiner - May 24 1891  (pdf)
 

 


"Sutro Heights Gate Receipts"
San Francisco Call - 10 Oct 1894

 

Shakespeare performed at Sutro Heights


The San Francisco Examiner - Aug 18 1895   (pdf)


San Francisco Call - 6 September 1895
 


                                                                          San Francisco Call - 20 September 1895

The Examiner - 21 Sep 1895
 


San Francisco Call - 22 September 1895
 


 


The Wasp - Dec 1895
"THE ANGLO-AMERICAN WAR AT SUTRO HEIGHTS"
John Martini (12/19/2020):  "Backstory is there was fear at the time of attack by the British Navy, and the cartoon represents Mayor Sutro’s
concerns — jokingly, the destruction of “his plaster of Paris and old junk” by naval gunfire."


 

San Francisco Call - 24 Nov 1896
"Airship" visits Sutro Heights
For more on the Airship click here

 


Cliff House owners will take over Sutro Heights
San Francisco Call - 2 June 1907


 



San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 6 1920, page 1A


San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 6 1920, page 2A
 

 

 


San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 12 1920
"suggestive sketch by Edward H. Bennett of Chicago"
(click above image for full story)

 


The Province - Dec 10 1935

 


Memorial plans (never built)


San Francisco Chronicle - 3 Jul 1940
 


San Francisco Examiner - 2 Oct 1940
 

 


Santa Cruz Sentinel - 13 October 1953

 


The San Francisco Examiner - 17 Aug 1980

 

 

 

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