If I Lived In An Ivy Covered House
It Would Look Like This // Photography by Andrea Dumovich
If I Lived In An Ivy Covered House
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Point Reyes National Seashore // March 2014
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Pacific Heights // San Francisco // March 2014
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Outer Sunset // San Francisco // March 2014
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Case Study #4: Orpheum Theater
Brief History: Built in 1926, the Orpheum Theater was designed by Benjamin Marcus Priteca and fashioned after a 12th-Century spanish cathedral. First named The Pantages Theatre after the vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages, it was a prime theater for Cinerama entertainment. Cinerama was the process of showing widescreen films by simultaneously projecting images from three 35mm projectors onto one large, arched screen. It was a grand event to attend movies shown by Cinerama. People showed up wearing their finest for the evening. Though the Orpheum has changed ownership throughout the century, today it is run by Shorenstein Hays Nederlander (SHN), which actively hosts broadway productions. 
Why This Matters: Imagine you’re walking along the Mid-Market Corridor (better known as Civic Center Plaza/Tenderloin). You’re probably feeling a bit anxious and for good reason: newly built million-dollar high-rises are popping up left & right while the problems of the Tenderloin community are still very much alive. New construction bringing in young wealthy tenants won’t end Tenderloin poverty. These longtime street inhabitants have nowhere else to go; this is their home. With this context in mind I strolled down Mid-Market and looked up at the world, unguarded for once, and felt a wave of shock. Standing amidst the urban conflict of new growth taking over old, I stared at the Orpheum Theater, shining elegantly as ever.
San Francisco had its heyday of glamorous theaters. Sadly, one by one they have disappeared. It matters that the Orpheum Theater remains—going strong after so long—especially in the heart of the Tenderloin. Without old, beautiful and nearly decaying buildings that need a little TLC, the city would be lost of any identity from the past, having no diversity to move forward. If such a lovely Spanish-Gothic building from the 20th century can stand amongst the the turmoil and changes of the City then it leaves me hope that other buildings of the kind can do the same.  
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Case Study #4: Orpheum Theater
Brief History: Built in 1926, the Orpheum Theater was designed by Benjamin Marcus Priteca and fashioned after a 12th-Century spanish cathedral. First named The Pantages Theatre after the vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages, it was a prime theater for Cinerama entertainment. Cinerama was the process of showing widescreen films by simultaneously projecting images from three 35mm projectors onto one large, arched screen. It was a grand event to attend movies shown by Cinerama. People showed up wearing their finest for the evening. Though the Orpheum has changed ownership throughout the century, today it is run by Shorenstein Hays Nederlander (SHN), which actively hosts broadway productions. 
Why This Matters: Imagine you’re walking along the Mid-Market Corridor (better known as Civic Center Plaza/Tenderloin). You’re probably feeling a bit anxious and for good reason: newly built million-dollar high-rises are popping up left & right while the problems of the Tenderloin community are still very much alive. New construction bringing in young wealthy tenants won’t end Tenderloin poverty. These longtime street inhabitants have nowhere else to go; this is their home. With this context in mind I strolled down Mid-Market and looked up at the world, unguarded for once, and felt a wave of shock. Standing amidst the urban conflict of new growth taking over old, I stared at the Orpheum Theater, shining elegantly as ever.
San Francisco had its heyday of glamorous theaters. Sadly, one by one they have disappeared. It matters that the Orpheum Theater remains—going strong after so long—especially in the heart of the Tenderloin. Without old, beautiful and nearly decaying buildings that need a little TLC, the city would be lost of any identity from the past, having no diversity to move forward. If such a lovely Spanish-Gothic building from the 20th century can stand amongst the the turmoil and changes of the City then it leaves me hope that other buildings of the kind can do the same.  
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Case Study #4: Orpheum Theater
Brief History: Built in 1926, the Orpheum Theater was designed by Benjamin Marcus Priteca and fashioned after a 12th-Century spanish cathedral. First named The Pantages Theatre after the vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages, it was a prime theater for Cinerama entertainment. Cinerama was the process of showing widescreen films by simultaneously projecting images from three 35mm projectors onto one large, arched screen. It was a grand event to attend movies shown by Cinerama. People showed up wearing their finest for the evening. Though the Orpheum has changed ownership throughout the century, today it is run by Shorenstein Hays Nederlander (SHN), which actively hosts broadway productions. 
Why This Matters: Imagine you’re walking along the Mid-Market Corridor (better known as Civic Center Plaza/Tenderloin). You’re probably feeling a bit anxious and for good reason: newly built million-dollar high-rises are popping up left & right while the problems of the Tenderloin community are still very much alive. New construction bringing in young wealthy tenants won’t end Tenderloin poverty. These longtime street inhabitants have nowhere else to go; this is their home. With this context in mind I strolled down Mid-Market and looked up at the world, unguarded for once, and felt a wave of shock. Standing amidst the urban conflict of new growth taking over old, I stared at the Orpheum Theater, shining elegantly as ever.
San Francisco had its heyday of glamorous theaters. Sadly, one by one they have disappeared. It matters that the Orpheum Theater remains—going strong after so long—especially in the heart of the Tenderloin. Without old, beautiful and nearly decaying buildings that need a little TLC, the city would be lost of any identity from the past, having no diversity to move forward. If such a lovely Spanish-Gothic building from the 20th century can stand amongst the the turmoil and changes of the City then it leaves me hope that other buildings of the kind can do the same.  
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Case Study #4: Orpheum Theater
Brief History: Built in 1926, the Orpheum Theater was designed by Benjamin Marcus Priteca and fashioned after a 12th-Century spanish cathedral. First named The Pantages Theatre after the vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages, it was a prime theater for Cinerama entertainment. Cinerama was the process of showing widescreen films by simultaneously projecting images from three 35mm projectors onto one large, arched screen. It was a grand event to attend movies shown by Cinerama. People showed up wearing their finest for the evening. Though the Orpheum has changed ownership throughout the century, today it is run by Shorenstein Hays Nederlander (SHN), which actively hosts broadway productions. 
Why This Matters: Imagine you’re walking along the Mid-Market Corridor (better known as Civic Center Plaza/Tenderloin). You’re probably feeling a bit anxious and for good reason: newly built million-dollar high-rises are popping up left & right while the problems of the Tenderloin community are still very much alive. New construction bringing in young wealthy tenants won’t end Tenderloin poverty. These longtime street inhabitants have nowhere else to go; this is their home. With this context in mind I strolled down Mid-Market and looked up at the world, unguarded for once, and felt a wave of shock. Standing amidst the urban conflict of new growth taking over old, I stared at the Orpheum Theater, shining elegantly as ever.
San Francisco had its heyday of glamorous theaters. Sadly, one by one they have disappeared. It matters that the Orpheum Theater remains—going strong after so long—especially in the heart of the Tenderloin. Without old, beautiful and nearly decaying buildings that need a little TLC, the city would be lost of any identity from the past, having no diversity to move forward. If such a lovely Spanish-Gothic building from the 20th century can stand amongst the the turmoil and changes of the City then it leaves me hope that other buildings of the kind can do the same.  
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Case Study #3: Land’s End (Part Two)
Brief History: Land’s End has always been known as ultra rugged and secluded from nearby inhabitants. By the time California became a state in 1850, the only visitors who braved the wooded seascape were naturalist observing marine life. 
What this untamed nature needed was an urban-political perspective to incorporate it into the city of San Francisco. In the 1880’s Aldoph Sutro made Land’s End a place that people wanted to come to. The first Cliff House (first of three because two burned down) was built as a wealthy person’s getaway in 1863. Yet Sutro believed San Franciscans of all economies should be able to enjoy the beautiful seaside. He immediately built a steam train that travelled from downtown SF to Land’s End for a cheap rate (even in the 1800s) for 5 cents a ride.  
Why This Matters: Point Lobos Avenue is a road known today by adventure enthusiasts and casual beach-goers of the Outside Lands. It begins where Geary Boulevard forks off near 42nd Avenue and it curves around the rocks where the Cliff House is perched, dipping down into Ocean Beach. Developed by a private company, the street was made for people to access this far-away retreat with ease. Some of the glamour is now lost. It’s no longer the 1860s when horse-drawn carriages travelled every Sunday from downtown to Lands End. Luckily, it’s just as easy to access this magical nature haven with the N Judah Muni or the 38 Geary bus which runs from downtown all the way to the end and you’re there! 
*All photos taken by Andrea. From the top down:
1) The view looking out from the Cliff House
2) Trees growing along the Coastal Trail in Land’s End 
3) A view from inside the cave of the Sutro Bath Ruins
4) Ocean Beach
5) Sutro Heights Monterey Cypress trees 
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Case Study #3: Land’s End (Part Two)
Brief History: Land’s End has always been known as ultra rugged and secluded from nearby inhabitants. By the time California became a state in 1850, the only visitors who braved the wooded seascape were naturalist observing marine life. 
What this untamed nature needed was an urban-political perspective to incorporate it into the city of San Francisco. In the 1880’s Aldoph Sutro made Land’s End a place that people wanted to come to. The first Cliff House (first of three because two burned down) was built as a wealthy person’s getaway in 1863. Yet Sutro believed San Franciscans of all economies should be able to enjoy the beautiful seaside. He immediately built a steam train that travelled from downtown SF to Land’s End for a cheap rate (even in the 1800s) for 5 cents a ride.  
Why This Matters: Point Lobos Avenue is a road known today by adventure enthusiasts and casual beach-goers of the Outside Lands. It begins where Geary Boulevard forks off near 42nd Avenue and it curves around the rocks where the Cliff House is perched, dipping down into Ocean Beach. Developed by a private company, the street was made for people to access this far-away retreat with ease. Some of the glamour is now lost. It’s no longer the 1860s when horse-drawn carriages travelled every Sunday from downtown to Lands End. Luckily, it’s just as easy to access this magical nature haven with the N Judah Muni or the 38 Geary bus which runs from downtown all the way to the end and you’re there! 
*All photos taken by Andrea. From the top down:
1) The view looking out from the Cliff House
2) Trees growing along the Coastal Trail in Land’s End 
3) A view from inside the cave of the Sutro Bath Ruins
4) Ocean Beach
5) Sutro Heights Monterey Cypress trees 
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Case Study #3: Land’s End (Part Two)
Brief History: Land’s End has always been known as ultra rugged and secluded from nearby inhabitants. By the time California became a state in 1850, the only visitors who braved the wooded seascape were naturalist observing marine life. 
What this untamed nature needed was an urban-political perspective to incorporate it into the city of San Francisco. In the 1880’s Aldoph Sutro made Land’s End a place that people wanted to come to. The first Cliff House (first of three because two burned down) was built as a wealthy person’s getaway in 1863. Yet Sutro believed San Franciscans of all economies should be able to enjoy the beautiful seaside. He immediately built a steam train that travelled from downtown SF to Land’s End for a cheap rate (even in the 1800s) for 5 cents a ride.  
Why This Matters: Point Lobos Avenue is a road known today by adventure enthusiasts and casual beach-goers of the Outside Lands. It begins where Geary Boulevard forks off near 42nd Avenue and it curves around the rocks where the Cliff House is perched, dipping down into Ocean Beach. Developed by a private company, the street was made for people to access this far-away retreat with ease. Some of the glamour is now lost. It’s no longer the 1860s when horse-drawn carriages travelled every Sunday from downtown to Lands End. Luckily, it’s just as easy to access this magical nature haven with the N Judah Muni or the 38 Geary bus which runs from downtown all the way to the end and you’re there! 
*All photos taken by Andrea. From the top down:
1) The view looking out from the Cliff House
2) Trees growing along the Coastal Trail in Land’s End 
3) A view from inside the cave of the Sutro Bath Ruins
4) Ocean Beach
5) Sutro Heights Monterey Cypress trees 
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Case Study #3: Land’s End (Part Two)
Brief History: Land’s End has always been known as ultra rugged and secluded from nearby inhabitants. By the time California became a state in 1850, the only visitors who braved the wooded seascape were naturalist observing marine life. 
What this untamed nature needed was an urban-political perspective to incorporate it into the city of San Francisco. In the 1880’s Aldoph Sutro made Land’s End a place that people wanted to come to. The first Cliff House (first of three because two burned down) was built as a wealthy person’s getaway in 1863. Yet Sutro believed San Franciscans of all economies should be able to enjoy the beautiful seaside. He immediately built a steam train that travelled from downtown SF to Land’s End for a cheap rate (even in the 1800s) for 5 cents a ride.  
Why This Matters: Point Lobos Avenue is a road known today by adventure enthusiasts and casual beach-goers of the Outside Lands. It begins where Geary Boulevard forks off near 42nd Avenue and it curves around the rocks where the Cliff House is perched, dipping down into Ocean Beach. Developed by a private company, the street was made for people to access this far-away retreat with ease. Some of the glamour is now lost. It’s no longer the 1860s when horse-drawn carriages travelled every Sunday from downtown to Lands End. Luckily, it’s just as easy to access this magical nature haven with the N Judah Muni or the 38 Geary bus which runs from downtown all the way to the end and you’re there! 
*All photos taken by Andrea. From the top down:
1) The view looking out from the Cliff House
2) Trees growing along the Coastal Trail in Land’s End 
3) A view from inside the cave of the Sutro Bath Ruins
4) Ocean Beach
5) Sutro Heights Monterey Cypress trees 
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Case Study #3: Land’s End (Part Two)
Brief History: Land’s End has always been known as ultra rugged and secluded from nearby inhabitants. By the time California became a state in 1850, the only visitors who braved the wooded seascape were naturalist observing marine life. 
What this untamed nature needed was an urban-political perspective to incorporate it into the city of San Francisco. In the 1880’s Aldoph Sutro made Land’s End a place that people wanted to come to. The first Cliff House (first of three because two burned down) was built as a wealthy person’s getaway in 1863. Yet Sutro believed San Franciscans of all economies should be able to enjoy the beautiful seaside. He immediately built a steam train that travelled from downtown SF to Land’s End for a cheap rate (even in the 1800s) for 5 cents a ride.  
Why This Matters: Point Lobos Avenue is a road known today by adventure enthusiasts and casual beach-goers of the Outside Lands. It begins where Geary Boulevard forks off near 42nd Avenue and it curves around the rocks where the Cliff House is perched, dipping down into Ocean Beach. Developed by a private company, the street was made for people to access this far-away retreat with ease. Some of the glamour is now lost. It’s no longer the 1860s when horse-drawn carriages travelled every Sunday from downtown to Lands End. Luckily, it’s just as easy to access this magical nature haven with the N Judah Muni or the 38 Geary bus which runs from downtown all the way to the end and you’re there! 
*All photos taken by Andrea. From the top down:
1) The view looking out from the Cliff House
2) Trees growing along the Coastal Trail in Land’s End 
3) A view from inside the cave of the Sutro Bath Ruins
4) Ocean Beach
5) Sutro Heights Monterey Cypress trees 
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Case Study #2: Land’s End (Part One)
Lay of the Land: Located in the Outer Richmond district of San Francisco, Land’s End is one of San Francisco’s best-kept secrets that isn’t a secret.
Brief History: Land’s End’s westernmost point was named “Point Lobos” by the Spanish, which refers to the sea wolves better known as sea lions that once bathed upon the rocks. This region of the city has a rich history including an enormous number of ships that were blinded by fog and wrecked along the rocky cliffs while on their way into the Golden Gate entry to the bay. Intertwined was also the city’s motive to preserve open space once rapid urban growth began to spread. We can thank Adolph Sutro for transforming much of this land to include the Sutro Baths, Sutro Heights Gardens and the Cliff House. 
Why This Matters: A city whose limits stretch seven by seven miles requires a balance of ecosystems: loud, crowded urban streets and quiet, tranquil naturescapes. To put it simply, Land’s End embodies an essence opposite that of the Mission. There are no bustling cars or gentrified development found here. For a city with a population roughly 800,000, what a beauteous blessing it is that this part of the city is highly untouched by its residents. Today nature lovers can enjoy heart-stopping scenery and walk along the winding coastal trail that is preserved by the National Parks Service.
*All photos taken by Andrea. From the top down:
1) Land’s End over looking the Sutro Bath Ruins.
2) Monterey Cypress trees above the bath ruins.
3) Another view of the bath ruins.
4) A lookout point along the coastal trail in Land’s End. 
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Case Study #2: Land’s End (Part One)
Lay of the Land: Located in the Outer Richmond district of San Francisco, Land’s End is one of San Francisco’s best-kept secrets that isn’t a secret.
Brief History: Land’s End’s westernmost point was named “Point Lobos” by the Spanish, which refers to the sea wolves better known as sea lions that once bathed upon the rocks. This region of the city has a rich history including an enormous number of ships that were blinded by fog and wrecked along the rocky cliffs while on their way into the Golden Gate entry to the bay. Intertwined was also the city’s motive to preserve open space once rapid urban growth began to spread. We can thank Adolph Sutro for transforming much of this land to include the Sutro Baths, Sutro Heights Gardens and the Cliff House. 
Why This Matters: A city whose limits stretch seven by seven miles requires a balance of ecosystems: loud, crowded urban streets and quiet, tranquil naturescapes. To put it simply, Land’s End embodies an essence opposite that of the Mission. There are no bustling cars or gentrified development found here. For a city with a population roughly 800,000, what a beauteous blessing it is that this part of the city is highly untouched by its residents. Today nature lovers can enjoy heart-stopping scenery and walk along the winding coastal trail that is preserved by the National Parks Service.
*All photos taken by Andrea. From the top down:
1) Land’s End over looking the Sutro Bath Ruins.
2) Monterey Cypress trees above the bath ruins.
3) Another view of the bath ruins.
4) A lookout point along the coastal trail in Land’s End. 
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Case Study #2: Land’s End (Part One)
Lay of the Land: Located in the Outer Richmond district of San Francisco, Land’s End is one of San Francisco’s best-kept secrets that isn’t a secret.
Brief History: Land’s End’s westernmost point was named “Point Lobos” by the Spanish, which refers to the sea wolves better known as sea lions that once bathed upon the rocks. This region of the city has a rich history including an enormous number of ships that were blinded by fog and wrecked along the rocky cliffs while on their way into the Golden Gate entry to the bay. Intertwined was also the city’s motive to preserve open space once rapid urban growth began to spread. We can thank Adolph Sutro for transforming much of this land to include the Sutro Baths, Sutro Heights Gardens and the Cliff House. 
Why This Matters: A city whose limits stretch seven by seven miles requires a balance of ecosystems: loud, crowded urban streets and quiet, tranquil naturescapes. To put it simply, Land’s End embodies an essence opposite that of the Mission. There are no bustling cars or gentrified development found here. For a city with a population roughly 800,000, what a beauteous blessing it is that this part of the city is highly untouched by its residents. Today nature lovers can enjoy heart-stopping scenery and walk along the winding coastal trail that is preserved by the National Parks Service.
*All photos taken by Andrea. From the top down:
1) Land’s End over looking the Sutro Bath Ruins.
2) Monterey Cypress trees above the bath ruins.
3) Another view of the bath ruins.
4) A lookout point along the coastal trail in Land’s End. 
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Case Study #2: Land’s End (Part One)
Lay of the Land: Located in the Outer Richmond district of San Francisco, Land’s End is one of San Francisco’s best-kept secrets that isn’t a secret.
Brief History: Land’s End’s westernmost point was named “Point Lobos” by the Spanish, which refers to the sea wolves better known as sea lions that once bathed upon the rocks. This region of the city has a rich history including an enormous number of ships that were blinded by fog and wrecked along the rocky cliffs while on their way into the Golden Gate entry to the bay. Intertwined was also the city’s motive to preserve open space once rapid urban growth began to spread. We can thank Adolph Sutro for transforming much of this land to include the Sutro Baths, Sutro Heights Gardens and the Cliff House. 
Why This Matters: A city whose limits stretch seven by seven miles requires a balance of ecosystems: loud, crowded urban streets and quiet, tranquil naturescapes. To put it simply, Land’s End embodies an essence opposite that of the Mission. There are no bustling cars or gentrified development found here. For a city with a population roughly 800,000, what a beauteous blessing it is that this part of the city is highly untouched by its residents. Today nature lovers can enjoy heart-stopping scenery and walk along the winding coastal trail that is preserved by the National Parks Service.
*All photos taken by Andrea. From the top down:
1) Land’s End over looking the Sutro Bath Ruins.
2) Monterey Cypress trees above the bath ruins.
3) Another view of the bath ruins.
4) A lookout point along the coastal trail in Land’s End. 
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Lands End // San Francisco // December 2013
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San Francisco // Grace Cathedral // Anne Patterson, Artist in Residence