Monday, May 21, 2012
Our featured speaker was local historian, author, and tour guide Lorri Ungaretti. Lorri is a native San Franciscan who leads walking tours for City Guides and has been researching and writing about the Sunset District for almost ten years. We were treated to a visual presentation and talk about the history of the Sunset District and some of the influential people who helped to build it.
Lorri’s newest book is Stories in the Sand, the first book on the history of the Sunset District. The book features a researched history, quotations from people connected to the Sunset, in-depth profiles of four people who were part of the growing neighborhood, and almost 200 archival photographs.
Lorri is also the author of three other books: Images of America: San Francisco’s Sunset District; Images of America: San Francisco’s Richmond District; and Then & Now: San Francisco’s Sunset District.