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Folder: S.F. Housing Projects-St. Francis Square (See Also: Webster & O'Farrell). Permission to use this image must be obtained from the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library: www.sfpl.org/permissions. On back: "From Morris Watson; ILWU; 150 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, JANUARY 24, 1961. FIRST SIGN OF LIVING-TO-BE IN WESTERN ADDITION - Workmen today erected a large sign at Buchanan and O'Farrell Streets in San Francisco to herald an early start on the first housing project to begin in San Francisco's Western Addition redevelopment. The project, covering two full city blocks, calls for 297 garden apartments of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, with construction to begin on or about July 1 this year at an estimated total cost of $4.5 million. The apartments will be tenant-owned with estimated down payments ranging from $500 to $1,000 and estimated monthly charges, including principal, interest, maintenance and utilities, amounting to $100, $125 and $150, according to the number of bedrooms. On back (continued): "Initiation of the project and its initial financing is by the ILWU (International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union) Longshoremen's Redevelopment Corporation. The apartments will be sold without regard to race, national origin, creed or union affiliation.
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Housing Projects--St. Francis Square San Francisco (Calif.)--Photographs