San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1961. Pamphlet. Twelve folio leaves printed and folded once to make 10x8 inch rubricated quarto brochures, each featuring a period photo, image or exhibit. The face of first item in series "Columbia" is noticibly (but evenly) toned and the rest of the covers are not; slight edgewear; good to very good set. We believe that the series wound up with the offer of a slipcase for this and other sets of "Keepsakes," here lacking. The Book Club of California keepsake series.
One old firehouse, at 16th St & Albion in San Francisco, is a longtime punk bar, The Kilowatt. Its rooftop forepole housing has been left alone, still picturesque and well-preserved but don't order a martini. In the mid 60s a Waller St firehouse showed silent movies ("Storm Over Asia" and "Broken Blossoms" with the Gish sisters were memorable). In the 70s it was an antiques dealership.