Thursday, December 01, 2016

Growing up in San Francisco / St. Cecilia Parish - Two-book event with author Frank Dunnigan, Dec. 7th at Florey's!

Florey's Books welcomes author Frank Dunnigan as he discusses his two new books, "Growing Up in San Francisco: More Boomer Memories from Playland to Candlestick Park" and "San Francisco's St. Cecilia Parish: A History"

***Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm***

About the books:

Growing Up in San Francisco:

Newcomers and visitors can still enjoy iconic San Francisco with activities like riding a cable car or taking in the view from Twin Peaks. But San Franciscans cherish memories of a place quite different. They reminisce about seafood dinners at A. Sabella's on Fisherman's Wharf, the enormous Christmas tree in Union Square's City of Paris department store and taking a handful of dimes to Playland-at-the-Beach for arcade games and cotton candy. In his second volume of these unforgettable stories, local author and historian Frank Dunnigan vividly recalls the many details that made life special in the City by the Bay for generations.

St. Cecilia's Parish:

Originally housed in a two-story home and then in an old converted schoolhouse along Taraval Street in 1917, San Francisco s St. Cecilia Church today stands as a cultural pillar and architectural gem of the Parkside District. The parish continually grew to meet the demands of its members, despite the hardships brought on by events like the Great Depression and both world wars. Through years of expansions, new construction and additions, the parish remains an active gathering place for thousands of people. Local author Frank Dunnigan utilizes community remembrances and photos from dozens of different sources to tell the story of a vibrant parish that continues to live up to its motto: The Finest, the Greatest and the Best.

About the author:

Baby boomer Frank Dunnigan has family roots in San Francisco that can be traced all the way back to 1860. A graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep and the University of San Francisco, he spent more than twenty-five years as a bank auditor and a corporate trainer, and is now a recent retiree after a career with the federal government. He has authored two other books on San Francisco history for The History Press, and writes a monthly column, STREETWISE, for the Western Neighborhoods Project.

We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm - December 1st-24th!