Additions, illuminations, and maybe exhortations will be added here on a continuing basis.
The back bar entrance to the Ingleside Inn in its final days. 1915 photograph by Jesse B. Cook.
A nice photo of woman and child posing on one of Entrada Court's benches.
The neighborhood newspaper, the OMI News covered the revitalization of interest in the Ingelside Terraces' history and the celebration that the homeowners association hosted with state senator Milton Marks in attendance.
With clinker brick, cedar shingles, and a classical open pediment, 70 De Soto Street offered a potential buyer a lot to look at in 1913.
This view didn't make the book, but it gives a very nice overview of the Ingleside Racetrack layout. The clubhouse is at bottom and the stables are on the far side on the rising slopes to Merced Heights.
This view north on Junipero Serra Boulevard on January 16, 1928 by the San Francisco Department of Public Works shows how unencumbered the view west was for early Ingleside Terraces residents.
We received a nice—and very enthusiastic—review from a customer via email a couple of days ago:
"WOODY, WOODY, WOODY. OMG. OMG. OMG.OMG. Ingleside Terraces is now my favorite book of all time. I loved every page - with every turn of a page there was a new and unknown surprise. You have truly given us a wonderful gift."
Thanks to Dennis P. Kelly, who shared some voting data from Ingleside Terraces in the 1930s (They loved Republicans, but went Democrat for mayor):
"I was mildly surprised to learn that the neighborhood’s partisan voting preferences (routinely staunchly Republican) were similar to those of Seacliff, Pacific Heights, St. Francis Wood and Presidio Heights. One is tempted to account for those trends because of the well-to-do circumstances of the populations of these neighborhoods and their impulses toward social exclusivity. Problem with that is that it is possible to find other neighborhoods that were just as Republican in the 1930s as Ingleside Terraces but which were not as wealthy or exclusive. I keep looking into the patterns, especially for those ‘villages’ of the western neighborhoods."
|Office||Year||Dem #||Dem pct||Rep #||Rep pct|
|Office||Year||Dem Candidate||Rep Candidate|
|President||1932||Franklin Roosevelt||Herbert Hoover|
|US Senate||1932||William G. McAdoo||Tallant Tubbs|
|Governor||1934||Upton Sinclair||Frank Merriam|
|Lt. Governor||1934||Sheridan Downey||George J Hatfield|
|SF Mayor||1935||Angelo J Rossi||Adolph Uhl|
|President||1936||Franklin Roosevelt||Alf Landon|
|US Senate||1938||Sheridan Downey||Phillip Bancroft|
|Governor||1938||Culbert Olson||Frank Merriam|
|Lt. Governor||1938||Ellis Patterson||Walter Franklin|
|SF Mayor||1939||Angelo J Rossi||Franck R Havenner|
|President||1940||Franklin Roosevelt||Wendell Willkie|
"Notes: The area 'Ingleside Terraces' was comprised of 5 voting precincts in 1932-1940. It was bounded on the north by Ocean Avenue, (but included the area between Manor Dr and Dorado Terrace north of Ocean Avenue), on the west by Junipero Serra Blvd, on the east by Ashton Avenue and on the south by Holloway Ave (but included the three blocks between Ralston and Ramsell Streets south of Holloway)."
A San Francisco Chronicle article on the bicycle and automobile races at Ingleside track in September 1900. Wish we could better see the "locomobile" finish pictured!
Joseph Leonard, developer of Ingleside Terraces, as a younger man. From the collection of Woody Minor.
This is the patent for Willis Grant Murray's flying machine that he failed to get off the ground from the Ingleside Racetrack's land (see page 63). Perhaps it just needs some refining...
Here's a close-up on the right side of the image below. The saddling paddock is being turned into shops for the Urban Realty Improvement Company, but it will give way for a tennis court eventually. What's the skeletal structure beside it? The judging stand ended up in a neighbor's backyard. Anyone still have it?
Neat photo of construction work underway for Ingleside Terraces. One of the first homes is being built on the left behind the racetrack clubhouse and the judging stand for the track finish line is just visible in the shot on the far right. We need a close-up!
Another one of Entrada Court, about 1914, that didn't make the book. Automobile, sundial, and house (what address though?)
The Entrada Court Giant Sundial in 1926. The reflecting pool is already dirt! Courtesy of Dorothy Clarke.