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AN AGE UNDREAMED

AN AGE UNDREAMED


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Adolph Sutro had a dream....

He dreamed that he could lure UPTOWN San Franciscans to the untamed wilderness that was once Ocean Beach, an ever-shifting wasteland of startling, clear afternoon beauty....

Sutro was a Comstock Lode Millionaire who actually put his money where his heart was...Atop Sutro Hill, which is now Sutro Park, built one of the most fascinating residences that San Francisco, with all it's shining towers, has ever seen, constructed nearly entirely of GLASS....

He built the finest Bath/Swimming House that has ever BEEN, one that put it's German counterparts to shame...

He built the first railway line that took San Franciscans directly to the beach....

It is all GONE now, just like the incredible Cliff House that you now see before you....He even built THIS....

Sutro was San Francisco's first Jewish Mayor and thought he knew what he was doing when he left his properties to the City and County of San Francisco in trust....

All gone due to lack of management, neglect, outright GREED and a series of bad decisions....

Gone FOREVER, just like an enchanting San Francisco afternoon at the beach, in the clear light of what once WAS...



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