Western Neighborhoods Project is dedicated to the history of San Francisco's Richmond, Sunset, OMI and West of Twin Peaks districts.   read more ...

The Neighborhoods Include:

Richmond District

(North of Golden Gate Park, south of the Presidio, bounded by the ocean and Arguello Boulevard.)
Includes: Sea Cliff, Presidio Terrace, and we occasionally go east as far as Masonic Avenue.)
 Recent Richmond District Additions
  • Podcast # 483: Director of Programs

    Meet (or re-meet) Chelsea Sellin, WNP's Director of Programs and newest employee. Chelsea chats with Nicole about her background, their origin story, what's going on right now at WNP, and what they're looking forward to in 2023. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Nov 25, 2022)
  • Podcast # 481: The Great Highway - Part 4

    It's time for the fourth (and final) installment in our history of the Great Highway. Join Nicole and Arnold for the journey from WWII to today. And if you need to catch up with Parts 1-3, check out Podcasts #468, #470, and #475. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Nov 12, 2022)
  • Streetwise: Thanksgiving Memories in the Outside Lands

    Frank Dunnigan looks back at the years of Thanksgiving traditions in the Outside Lands in this month's Streetwise column. ( Nov 11, 2022)
  • Podcast # 480: New(ish) West Side Landmarks

    Arnold Woods chats with Woody LaBounty about the process of creating a historical landmark; then they go over some recently-designated west side landmarks: City Cemetery, Trocadero Clubhouse, and the Ingleside Terraces Sundial. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Nov 5, 2022)
  • Streetwise: Changing Westside Businesses

    Frank Dunnigan looks at the evolving west side business landscape over the years. ( Oct 14, 2022)
  • Podcast # 475: The Great Highway - Part 3

    Nicole and Arnold dive in to our third installment on the history of the Great Highway, taking us from the 1910s into midcentury. For Parts One and Two, see Podcast #468 and Podcast #470. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Oct 1, 2022)

Sunset District

(South of Golden Gate Park, north of Sloat Boulevard, bounded by the ocean on the west and Stanyan Street/Golden Gate Heights on the east.)
Includes: Parkside, Golden Gate Heights, Parkway Terrace.
 Recent Sunset District Additions
 Recent West of Twin Peaks Additions
 Recent OMI Additions
  • Podcast # 480: New(ish) West Side Landmarks

    Arnold Woods chats with Woody LaBounty about the process of creating a historical landmark; then they go over some recently-designated west side landmarks: City Cemetery, Trocadero Clubhouse, and the Ingleside Terraces Sundial. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Nov 5, 2022)
  • Streetwise: Changing Westside Businesses

    Frank Dunnigan looks at the evolving west side business landscape over the years. ( Oct 14, 2022)
  • Merced Heights

    The OMI ridgeline neighborhood that started as San Miguel City, Columbia Heights, and Poppy Hill. ( Mar 8, 2019)
  • Podcast # 313: Worcester Avenue

    The history and significance of a one-block San Francisco street. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Feb 9, 2019)
  • Podcast # 311: Columbia Heights

    The mini-neighborhood laid out along San Jose Avenue in 1893 with dairies and a one-man water company. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jan 26, 2019)
  • Podcast # 272: Broad Street Firehouse

    The Ocean View neighborhood's most significant landmark building dates from 1896. Stables, hay loft, and a tower that is not for a bell... (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Apr 20, 2018)
 Recent Lake Merced Additions