New condo development going up soon

As reported on the San Francisco Business Times, the corner of Market Street and Buchanan Street (right across from the Mint and the recycling center) will have a new look in the coming year(s). Read the article below: SF Business … Read More

A Heritage of Comfort in Hayes Valley

By Larry Cronander One of the oldest and most respected manufacturers in San Francisco, and one with a direct connection to Hayes Valley, is the McRoskey Mattress Company. Although technically just outside the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association’s boundaries, McRoskey has … Read More

Past Present and Future Walking tour this Sunday!

Get your walking shoes on and join HVNA Board member Larry Cronander for a tour in Hayes Valley this Sunday! Sun, February 12, 1pm – 4pm Meet at Koshland Park – corner of Page and Buchanan Streets (map) Description: Join … Read More

SF Zen Center: The Practice of Perspective

By Jarrod Shappell If you live in the area, I assume that you have seen the tall classical arches and open atrium of 300 Page St. The beauty of the San Francisco Zen Center, designed by Julia Morgan in 1922, has … Read More

The Parsonage: A Shared History

by Lauren Daley Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joan Hull and John Phillips, owners of the Parsonage Bed and Breakfast at 198 Haight Street, where they recounted some of the memories they have accrued over the … Read More

Hayes Valley’s Historic Hotel and Opera District

By Henry Ostendorf Last week’s demolition of an abandoned warehouse on Market Street uncovered this “3 Kinds – Eat Carnation Mush” billboard at the gateway to Hayes Valley (Market at Franklin Streets). For those who are wondering, “mush” is now … Read More

Walking Tour of Floral Streets

by Larry Cronander Join us for a tour of these little-known “floral” streets: Rose, Lily, Hickory, Linden, and more. They are interesting and walkable streets of our neighborhood, often mistakenly called alleys. They are filled with history, architecture, beauty and … Read More

Walking Tours of Hayes Valley

By Larry Cronander To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association’s incorporation, a walking tour sponsored by the Association was given following the Ham and Eggs Fire Breakfast on May 21st, entitled Hayes Valley: Past, Present and … Read More

Hayes Valley in the news

Read about how one owner of a Victorian was able to make the best of a bad situation. A fire ruined her apartment interior, but she was able to creatively remodel it. Remodeled Victorian

Let the tours begin!

The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association’s board member Larry Cronander led our first 2011 walking tour of the neighborhood. There will be more upcoming walking tours of the neighborhood happening throughout the summer. Watch for future post on the website/blog as … Read More

Hayes and Buchanan: Past and Future

by Gail Baugh Image courtesy San Francisco Public Library Can you imagine an enormous church at the corner of Hayes and Buchanan? The spire reached over 100 feet in the air, and the building itself towered over the surrounding community. … Read More

A History of 700 Hayes Street

By Gail Baugh Picturesque and architecturally eclectic, the mansard-roofed, domed tower house at 700 Hayes Street at Buchanan Street has drawn admiring glances for over 125 years. In the book Victorian Glory, author Paul Duchescherer describes this home as “Italianate/Second … Read More