Mid-Century by the Bay is a celebration of some of the places that made the San Francisco Bay Area a special region in which to live, work, and play in the years following World War II.  From the Bay Area’s post-war suburbs, with their modern ranch homes, schools and shopping centers, to its futuristic commercial architecture and once numerous roadside attractions, author Heather David invites the reader to enter a visual time machine and to experience our recent past. 

With over 200 images, including rare vintage ephemera and the author’s own photographs, Mid-Century by the Bay documents a unique geographic area at a particularly hopeful time in United States history.


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