History Project



In May 2012 Corbett Heights Neighbors applied for and received a grant from the Historic Preservation Fund Committee (HPFC) to hire a historian to research and write a history of our neighborhood - focusing on understanding why the buildings and street patterns that we see today exist.

The HPFC and its grant program are available to community groups for efforts to preserve and study historic resources.

Corbett Heights Neighbors hired Michael Corbett (no known relation to the Corbett our street is named after), one of the Bay Area's most respected architectural historians to conduct the study. He is the well-known author of the classic SF work "Splendid Survivors", and the more recent book on the history of the Port of SF's waterfront buildings.

The study is finally complete as of Summer 2017. Copies of the book will soon be available for a donation to the Corbett Heights History Project.


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