Cooperative records and publications that were distributed to shareholders by the Board of Directors, Manager, and committees,
together with additional articles, clippings, and other materials collected by shareholder, archivist and donor Carol Cuénod.
St. Francis Square Cooperative, Inc. is a moderate-income housing development completed in 1963 as part of San Francisco's
Western Addition Redevelopment A-1 Program. The A-1 Redevelopment Program, which was funded by the Federal Housing Administration,
began in the mid-1950s with families and businesses being removed by eminet domain and properties being bulldozed. The first
action in the heart of the demolition area was to widen Geary Street to an eight lane expressway to move traffic through the
Fillmore into the Richmond District, with tunnels under Fillmore St. and Presidio/Masonic. The dislocated families and businesses
were scattered with no foreseeable ability to return, for the cleared land lay fallow for several years.
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