Assignment Four - Where San Francisco Lives
A KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary report from 1965, narrated by Ed Fleming, which looks at the history, architecture, redevelopment and changing identity of San Francisco's residential neighborhoods. Includes views of: Bernal Heights; Russian Hill (with the Bel Air and Summit high rises); the Mission; Potrero Hill; Edgewood Avenue (NE of Forest Knolls); Gough Street; Telegraph Hill; row houses in the Sunset district; the Marina; overcrowding in Chinatown; Sea Cliif; St Francis Wood planned community (west of Mount Davidson); Forest Hill; the changing face of Haight-Ashbury, which is is becoming a "new bohemia"; barracks style housing in Hunters Point (16:33-17:18), which is scheduled to be torn down by 1970 and is referred to as a "ghetto"; the Albion Brewery (in Hunters Point, 19:22-19:38); the St Francis Square Cooperative development (19:38-21:12) and the Golden Gateway, at the foot of Market Street. It's pointed out that in 1965 San Francisco is the most densely populated US city after New York and in 1964, the average cost of housing purchased with an Federal Housing Association insurance ranged from $14-16k. It should also be noted that the cost of renting a penthouse in the luxury Summit high rise - $3k per month - is considered to be "overwhelming." This film was written and produced by Al Berglund, directed by Al Scollay and edited by Luise Spier. Opens with a brief introduction by KRON-TV's Vice President and GM Harold P. See.
Tags: affordable housing, al berglund, al scollay, bayview hunters point, bel air high rise, bernal heights, bohemian club, chinatown, ed fleming, edgewood avenue, forest hill, ghettoes, golden gateway, gough street, haight-ashbury, harold p. see, housing deveopment, kron 448, luise spier, market street, overcrowding, planned communities, potrero hill, russian hill, san francisco archictecture, sea cliif, st francis square cooperative, st francis wood, summit high rise, sunset district; row houses, telegraph hill, the albion brewery, the marina, the mission, victorian housing
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on April 14, 2016.
- Type of material: documentary film
- Duration: 26:01
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w, optical sound film
- Date aired: 1965
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- KRON 448.mp4 (406.11 MB – MPEG4 video)
- Views: 4067 (1955 for this version)