Frank Dunnigan

Author Spotlight

Frank Dunnigan was born during the baby boom years of the 1950s to a family that first settled in San Francisco in 1860. He graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep and the University of San Francisco. He is a recent retiree after working in downtown San Francisco for several decades. He is the author of San Francisco’s St. Cecilia Parish: A History; Growing Up in San Francisco’s Western Neighborhoods:Boomer Memories From Kezar Stadium to Zim’s Hamburgers; and Growing Up in San Francisco: More Boomer Memories from Playland to Candlestick Park (The History Press, 2016).

Featured Work

Classic San Francisco: From Ocean Beach to Mission Bay

San Francisco has always been a city of transformation. From the nostalgic days of downtown shopping and grand movie palaces to newer buildings on the skyline and stunning neighborhood transformations, change has been a constant factor since the early days of European settlement in the late 1700s. Evidence of early San Francisco is still visible in the revitalized Ferry Building, repurposed as an artisan marketplace; in the celebrated neighborhood street fairs; and evening the enduring edifices of commerce and industry. The city of the future has its roots firmly planted in a much-loved past. City native and local history author Frank Dinnigan showcases the old city as well as the new one gradually emerging.

You may purchase your very own copy of Classic San Francisco from the author’s preferred bookseller, Bookshop West Portal.

Featured Fun

Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3:00PM – (Virtual) Ask an Author with Frank Dunnigan

Join us for an informal “Ask an Author” Q&A session with Frank Dunnigan, author of Classic San Francisco: From Ocean Beach to Mission Bay. Frank Dunnigan was born in San Francisco during the baby boom years of the 1950s to a family that first settled there in 1860. He is the author of other local history books, and also wrote a monthly history column, STREETWISE, published by Western Neighborhoods Project for ten years beginning in 2009. HE also has contributed narrative and photos of various projects by other authors.

This Event is Free but Pre-Registration is Required.