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Housing Conservation Institute Photograph Archive (1977-1987) SFP 137
SFP 137  
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The Housing Conservation Institute (HCI) Photograph Archive is a collection of approximately 600 photographs and 600 negatives documenting HCI's revitalization programs and projects in the Ingleside district of San Francisco, California between 1977 and 1987.
San Francisco Development Fund, a California non-profit corporation, created the The Housing Conservation Institute (HCI) in 1975 to demonstrate that older city neighborhoods can be preserved through a voluntary program of housing rehabilitation. From 1975 to 1986, HCI's program demonstrated that homeowners are stimulated to make voluntary home improvements by an offer of reliable financial counseling and rehabilitation assistance plus available financing from local lending institutions. To further this conservation effort, HCI revitalized a neighborhood business district, Ocean Avenue, immediately adjacent to its two demonstration areas. In 1977 HCI received National Endowment of the Arts grant as part of the American Architectural Heritage Program.
1 box with approximately 600 photographs and 600 negatives (.5 Linear Feet)
All requests for permission to publish from photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center's Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.