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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

Activities & Events

Bernal Heights Earthquake Centennial

Bernal Heights Preservation

Library display/outdoor picnic on site of refugee encampment/walking tours of extant refugee shacks and houses built or moved to Bernal Heights for population boom in the aftermath of the earthquake and fire/commemorating the "Centennial Buildings"/possible related lectures and publications.

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Display at Bernal Heights branch library -- April and May 2006. Ice cream social in Bernal Heights -- April 2006. Party in Precita Park, with walking tours throughout Bernal: date TBA (April 2006). See details about the individual events on the online calendar.


Bernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
Precita Park (Alabama at Precita)


The tens of thousands of San Franciscans left homeless had to eventually move into permanent houses. Before 1906 Bernal Heights was a sparsely populated hill with dairy farms and subsistence gardens. After the catastrophe, hundreds of houses were built or moved to the hill, including shacks from the refugee camp at Precita Park, in 1906 and 1907.


Residents of Bernal/those interested in quake history

Volunteer Opportunities



Vicky Walker, 415-285-8978

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