Western Neighborhoods Project
The Western Neighborhoods Project is a nonprofit organization formed in 1999 to preserve and share the history and culture of the neighborhoods in western San Francisco.
Our mission is to record your personal memory, copy your photographs, and help unearth the story of your local business, school, club or place of worship.
This Web site features images and historical articles related to the city's "Outside Lands". If you're interested in the Richmond, Sunset, West of Twin Peaks, OMI or Lake Merced districts (and the micro-neighborhoods they encompass), start browsing through our menu to learn more.
Our primary objectives and purposes are:
to research the history of the western neighborhoods of San Francisco in the interest of preservation and community education.
to promote and make accessible to the public, the rich and diverse stories of the western neighborhoods of San Francisco.
to solicit oral histories, photos, and historical items pertaining to the western neighborhoods of San Francisco for cataloguing and preservation in appropriate institutions, such as the San Francisco History Center at the San Francisco Main Library.
to build awareness of the cultural diversity that created the western neighborhoods of San Francisco.