San Francisco’s Palace Hotel—awarded “Best Historic Hotel in America”

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When the Palace Hotel first opened its doors in 1875 it was proclaimed the largest hotel in the world and San Francisco’s first luxury hotel. Destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, the hotel was rebuilt in 1909 and the grand dame … Continued

San Francisco Heritage restores classic Haas-Lilienthal 1886 Victorian

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San Francisco Heritage was founded in 1971 with a mandate to save a dozen Victorian homes slated for demolition. Today the non-profit is San Francisco’s leading advocacy and educational organization dedicated to architectural and cultural preservation. Correspondent, Tom Wilmer visits … Continued

A Conversation with Steven T. Callan, Author of The Game Warden’s Son

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Join correspondent Tom Wilmer as he speaks with award-winning writer Steven T. Callan, author of Badges, Bears, and Eagles—The True-Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden, a 2013 “Book of the Year” finalist. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO … Continued

César Ritz’ Legacy at the San Francisco Ritz-Carlton

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  César Ritz honed his art-and-craft long before assuming his reputation as the world’s premier hotelier. Ritz established his credo while working at the Grand Hotel National in Lucerne, Switzerland back in the 1870s. He wrote, “See all without looking, hear … Continued