Structure Type: built works - dwellings - housing - affordable housing

Designers: Meyer, Theo G., and Sons, Building Contractor (firm); Ryan and Lee, Architects (firm); John Michael Lee (architect); Theodore Godfrey Meyer (building contractor); Paul Anthony Ryan (architect)

Dates: constructed 1955

Building History

The San Francisco architectural firm of Ryan and Lee designed Harbor Slope, construction on which began in 1955. Ryan and Lee worked on the 37-building project with the construction firm of Theodore G. Meyer and Sons. A note in Organized Labor of 02/25/1955 stated: "In addition to the Franciscan Housing Project now under construction, Theo. G. Meyer & Sons were awarded a 2 1/2 million dollar low-rent housing project at Harbor Slope. Grading of this site will be required before construction of the 37 buildings can be started." (See "S.F. Set to Start Embarcadero Fwy.," Organized Labor, vol. 54, no. 3, 02/25/1955, p. 5.)

By 1957, the Housing Authority of the City and County of San Francisco had finished four affordable housing complexes: Potrero Terrace Annex, Hunters Point, Hunters View, Alemany, and Harbor Slope. (See "San Francisco Low-Rent Housing Comes of Age," Organized Labor, vol. 57, no. 6, 06/17/1957, p. 2.)

PCAD id: 24506