Roadhouse History to Be Revealed on February 16, 2013

January 23rd, 2013 by Woody

On Saturday evening, February 16, 2013, the Western Neighborhoods Project will be hosted by 3 Fish Studios in the Outer Sunset District for a presentation on Ocean Beach roadhouse history.

Images and video of the fascinating roadhouse moldings and decorations recently discovered between floors of a nondescript Ocean Beach apartment building will be part of the presentation by David Gallagher and Woody LaBounty.

In the 1890s and early 1900s, Ocean Beach had a series of large entertainment venues that offered music, liquor, food, and dancing. These roadhouses stretched along the length of the Great Highway from the Cliff House down to Tait’s at the Beach. With the exception of the Cliff House, all succumbed to residential development in the twentieth century.

Since 1999, the Western Neighborhoods Project’s mission has been to share the history of San Francisco’s west side. 3 Fish Studios was formed in 2007 by painters and printmakers, Annie Galvin and Eric Rewitzer, and in July 2012 they relocated and remade an old grocery store at 4541 Irving Street (at 47th Avenue) as a store, studio, and class space. We’re very excited to partner with them on this event.

What: Ocean Beach Roadhouse History (and maybe some snacks and drink)

Where: 3 Fish Studios at 4541 Irving Street (at 47th Avenue)

When: 7:00 p.m.

How much: Free, although we will take donations, of course

See you there!

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