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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

Address: 191 Sutter Street@Kearney, Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA (Downtown)
Phone Number: 415 264-8824
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Impassioned Rick Evans, an architectural historian, presents a jam-packed 2 hours of captivating narrative about urban development evolution with great real life props aka buildings! His tour covers the rich historical spectrum of San Francisco from its Gold Rush Boom to the current futuristic Tech Cloud Boom. Afterwards your perspective will change with air being a hot commodity, terracotta being... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

With his knowledge of architecture and San Francisco history, Rick Evans was a terrific guide to my own city. He shares a wealth of information in an informative and storytelling manner. The walk is only a few blocks, but is packed with information and sights in about a dozen buildings, taking you inside lobbies and public spaces you didn't even... More

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Chicago
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31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This was an excellent tour and the highlight of my recent visit to San Francisco. In a short and pleasant walk Rick Evans, our very knowledgeable guide, covered the history of architecture in San Francisco, including the good, the bad, and the ugly, innovations unique to the city, and some exciting future directions, such as the new park... More

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a great tour. Very interesting and informative. There are a lot of public/private spaces that most people are not aware of. If you live in the city you need to know about these roof top garden escapes! I enjoyed the history and Rick shared a wealth of knowledge. It was fun and educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A fantastic and very well informed tour of down town SF. The guide is knowledgable and so enthusiastic. We usually try and go on tours like this in cities we are not familiar with, and this one was excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

A brilliant tour given by the most knowledgable tour guide I've ever seen . To say it's packed with fascinating insight would be a massive understatement. Air rights. PoPos, just wonderful, you don't walk far and great value too.

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Camden, Maine
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This tour is absolutely wonderful, packed with fascinating history of the area's architecture. Rick is knowledgeable and very personable, making this tour a real must if you want to get to know the city. Great for tourists and locals alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently took Rick's tour. My husband is an architect, I am not, and we both thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Even though it covered only a few blocks, Rick provided so much interesting information and had clearly focused his tour on the most significant buildings in San Francisco's architecture history. We will definitely be recommending this tour... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I came to San Francisco for the first time and only stayed there for 2 days, but this tour definitely gives you a great insight to the city's history, architectural regulations and the future developments. It analyses the structures in terms of their structural integrity and their response to earthquakes. It is full of facts and is well worth to... More

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recently joined a walking tour with Rick and it was a great experience -- fun and fact-filled. Learned a lot about the history of the city, which of course, is part of the history of the US. Rick knows his stuff and is a great guide to San Francisco's architectural and social history. Highly recommend that if you love... More

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