Markets, Churches, Piers, & Foundries: Some of the Patterns of Everyday Life in Late-19th-Century San Francisco.

Author(s): Teresa D. Bulger

Year: 2016

Summary

The everyday paths and patterns of late-19th-century San Franciscans brought them to a variety of businesses, workplaces, and institutions. This paper will use the archaeological and historical data from a series of domestic sites located in the South of Market Neighborhood in San Francisco to trace these paths throughout the city. Using an analysis of the local products, the schools, institutions, and workplaces, this paper seeks to shed light on the lives of working-class San Franciscans. In addition to showing relationships between home and workplace for men, this type of analysis has the potential to make visible the activities of women as they shopped in local markets and children as they went to school, played, and ran errands. By tracing some of the patterns of everyday life that brought individuals out of their homes, this paper hopes to create a sense of the urban landscape of late-19th-century San Francisco.

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Markets, Churches, Piers, & Foundries: Some of the Patterns of Everyday Life in Late-19th-Century San Francisco.. Teresa D. Bulger. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434504)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 805