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    Tenderloin Museum Presents the Historic District’s Fascinating Story

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    Located at the corner of Eddy and Levenworth Streets, the Tenderloin Museum is a project of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic that opened in June of 2015.

    Since the opening, the Museum has welcomed visitors to view a combination of artifacts, ephemera and original graphics designed to tell the story and preserve the history of San Francisco’s district most known for vice, corruption and art.

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    As described by KRON reporter Molly Martinez, “The neighborhood, often overlooked as seedy and dangerous by visitors and locals alike, has served as a hotbed of controversial activity since the city was founded, ushering in the rise of speakeasies, the advent of pornography, and the establishment of brothels.”

    The Tenderloin also has its own story, well represented at the museum, of gay and lesbian activities and activism that include the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. Special thanks to Katie Conry, program manager at the Tenderloin Museum.

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