Potrero Hill Archives Project


The Potrero Hill Archives Project began in 1986 collecting oral histories of long-time residents, historic photos and really anything connected to Potrero Hill history. They hold a History Night each fall, lead walking tours, and have written two Arcadia books on Hill history. Most recently, they’ve been working on another Arcadia book about the Dogpatch. You can also find them on Facebook.

Abigail Johnston and Peter Linenthal of the Potrero Hill Archives participating in San Francisco History Days at the Old U.S. Mint.

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(In-Person) Potrero Hill Walking Tour

Peter Linenthal of the Potrero Hill Archives Project led a one-hour guided walking tour that took participants from Pennsylvania Street all the way to the public housing tract located on the hill’s south slope. Space was limited to 10 people due to pandemic restrictions but turnout was great and everyone had a socially-distanced swell time.


This free event was held as part of San Francisco History Days on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00PM. See the History Night Page on the Potrero Hill Archives Project website for future programs.