History Book

CHN published Corbett Heights San Francisco: an Historic Context Statement in May 2017. CHN engaged Michael R. Corbett, one of the Bay Area's most respected architectural historians to conduct the study after receiving a Historic Preservation Fund Committee (HPFC) in May 2012. Mr. Corbett (has no ties to Corbett Ave) is a well-known author of classic SF works Splendid Survivors and Port City: The History and Transformation of the Port of San Francisco 1940-2010.

Corbett Heights Historic Context Statement documents the history, patterns of development, and physical fabric of the district from the 1840s to 1974. This book creates a set of preservation goals and priorities, identifies sites that might qualify for historic designation, provides recommendations for future research, and creates a framework for evaluating the significance of properties in our unique neighborhood.

Books Available

The 250-page book is filled with historic research, photos and maps. CHN members donation is $25  (non members $35).  Contact CHN Treasurer, Leslie Koelsch ( with any questions or to acquire your copy.

Historic Photos