San Francisco's New Tenderloin Museum: Stories Beyond the Grit
NBC Bay Area - 1 hour ago
Randy Shaw stood in the center of the Tenderloin museum he'd long pined for. He beamed ...
The Tenderloin is a neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, California, in the flatlands on the southern slope of Nob Hill, situated between the Union Squareshopping district to the northeast and the Civic Center office district to the southwest. It encompasses about 50 square blocks, is a large wedge/triangle in shape (point faces East), and a conservative description has it bounded on the north by Geary Street, on the east by Mason Street, on the south by Market Street and on the west by Van Ness Avenue. The northern boundary with Lower Nob Hill historically has been set at Geary Street.
The terms "Tenderloin Heights" and "The Tendernob" refer to the area around the indefinite boundary between the Upper Tenderloin and Lower Nob Hill. The eastern extent, near Union Square, overlaps with the Theater District.
Part of the western extent of the Tenderloin, Larkin and Hyde Streets between Turk and O'Farrell, was officially named "Little Saigon" by the City of San Francisco.
People playing chess along Market St in Tenderloin
|Nickname(s): The L's, The Loin, The TL|
The San Francisco district that became a refuge for a century's worth of immigrants, as well as gay men in the 1950s and transgender women in the 1960s http://econ.st/1Eajgws