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Mar 22, 2018


Original article written by Jesse Hamlin, published via the San Francisco Chronicle on 3/16/18. Photo credit: Santiago Mejia | Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle: "In the late 1980s, when Bay Area builder and arts philanthropist Steve Oliver chaired the capital campaign for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's new home on Third Street, South of Market was still considered the wrong side of the tracks by some old-time San Franciscans, including three women who quit the museum board.

'Their mothers told them never to cross Market Street, and they weren't about to do it now,' says Oliver, paraphrasing their resignation letters. But by the time the museum opened in '95, the first dot-com boom was in full swing, exploding the cost of real estate South of Market, now the city's epicenter, and driving arts groups and other renters out of town in a pattern all too familiar in the current boom."... Read full article at the San Francisco Chronicle


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