Outside Lands San Francisco show

Outside Lands San Francisco

Summary: Woody LaBounty, David Gallagher, and Nicole Meldahl of Western Neighborhoods Project (outsidelands.org) share San Francisco west side neighborhood history with humor, a real fact or two, and much-better-informed occasional guests.

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  • Artist: Western Neighborhoods Project
  • Copyright: 2013-2018 Western Neighborhoods Project


 374: Ray Galli and Galli homes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:08

Since the 1930s, Galli Construction has been a prominent builder of San Francisco residences. Galli built dozens of housing tracts and thousands of homes throughout the west side and is still in business to this day.

 373: Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Celebration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:41

Founded in 1870, San Francisco celebrates Golden Gate Park's 150th birthday. Join Nicole, David, and Woody as they mark this historic occasion in their first remote recording session.

 372: Speedway Meadow and the Polo Fields (Classic Episode) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:17

If you've been to the Outside Lands Music Festival, then you know the Polo Fields and Speedway Meadow. These open spaces both have storied histories. This classic episode continues our celebration of the Park's 150th Anniversary.

 371: Bison of Golden Gate Park (Classic Episode) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:41

In March 2020, Golden Gate Park welcomed five new, year-old bison to the Paddock. In this classic episode, we revisit the Bison's arrival in the 1890s and their long history in the park.

 370: Monuments of Golden Gate Park (Classic Episode) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:17

Our Monumental Golden Gate Park event has been postponed. But to whet your appetite, we present a Classic Episode where David and Woody chat about their five favorite Golden Gate Park statues.

 369: Irish On the West Side (Classic Episode) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:13

For St. Patrick's Day, we revisit an Outside Lands San Francisco classic episode: Elizabeth Creely visits to talk about Irish-American San Francisco, east and west side.

 368: Morrison Planetarium Projector | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:19

Today's Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences features the latest state-of-the-art digital technology. But when the Morrison Planetarium was built in 1952, it featured an optical star projector.

 367: Tacoma Street | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:04

Tacoma Street is an enigmatic dead-end off 15th Avenue in the Richmond. Why are the lots so unusually angled?

 366: Argonne Elementary School | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:29

In 2020, Argonne Elementary School celebrates the 100 year anniversary of its dedication in 1920. Near and dear to Western Neighborhoods Project, Woody shares a story of a his relative's connection to the school.

 365: Powell Street Railroad Station | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:19

Did a railroad really run from Golden Gate Park down to Powell Street? There's a stand out remnant of the 1890-era Station on Fulton at 7th Ave.

 364: Freeway Origins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:25

Turn back the clock on major City thoroughfares like I280 or US101 and you'll often find a railway. Go further back in time and you could find its origins in a Spanish road. Learn what lies beneath the concrete.

 363: McLaren Lodge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:58

McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park is impressive inside and out. Take a virtual audio tour of John McLaren's residence where he lived for 47 years.

 362: Stars of the West Side | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:02

Some surprising TV and movie stars were native to the west side of San Francisco. Learn the stories of a few of WNP's favorites.

 361: Campfire Girls Building | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:11

Ninety years ago, the Camp Fire Girls Building was dedicated, beginning its long service shaping and educating both the girls and boys of San Francisco's West side.

 360: Pinehurst Lodge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:44

The lodge has a long history of sheltering vulnerable women and children. Learn about the stately building and it's history of service to the community.


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