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 Future.

Seventeen friends and neighbors tramped through the hills and vales of our neighborhood for over three hours exploring its colorful past, dynamic present and promising future. It was fun, informative and interactive; impromptu, one of the group even took us into the lobby of his Art Deco apartment building to show us its ornate and beautiful lobby. The Grand Finale was when the owners of the Parsonage opened their doors to us for a tour of the interior of their magnificently restored 1883 Eastlake Victorian, an official landmark of San Francisco, now a bed and breakfast.

There will be more neighborhood tours in the summer, focusing on various aspects of Hayes Valley! The Grand Tour of Past, Present and Future will be an annual event following the Ham and Eggs Fire Breakfast.

Watch for announcements of upcoming tours in the July Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association Flyer and the September Voice.

Join us!

All proceeds from the Walking Tours benefit the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association.