Please note: This is a brief bibliography of recommended additional reading for those interested in more information about moving buildings. More references will be added, so if you have a book or article you’d like to see included, please email me with all the details (author, title, publisher, date, and as much detail as possible) so I can find it and consider it for inclusion on the recommended reading list.


Since San Francisco Relocated is an introductory pictorial-based history, this reading list is NOT to be considered the same as a footnoted list of scholarly references used in creating the book, but is simply a reading list of selected, especially recommended resources. Due to publisher book size constraints, this list was unable to be included in the book. Footnotes were not allowed in the caption format.


1. Shumate, Albert. Rincon Hill and South Park: San Francisco's Early Fashionable Neighborhood. Sausalito, CA: Windgate, 1988. Print.

2. Curtis, John O. Moving Historic Buildings. Washington: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, DC. Print.

3. Lockwood, Charles. Suddenly San Francisco: The Early Years of an Instant City. San Francisco: San Francisco Examiner Division of the Hearst, Special Projects, 1978. Print.

4. Twain, Mark, and Edgar Marquess Branch. Clemens of the Call: Mark Twain in San Francisco. Berkeley: U of California, 1969. Print.

5. Smith, James R. San Francisco's Lost Landmarks. Sanger, CA: Word Dancer, 2005. Print.

6. Smith, James R. San Francisco's Playland at the Beach: The Golden Years. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

7. Massarella, Carlo. Monster Moves: Adventures in Moving the Impossible. London: Quercus, 2011. Print.

 8. McShane, Clay, and Joel A. Tarr. The Horse in the City: Living Machines in the Nineteenth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2007. Print.

9. Paravalos, Peter. Moving a House with Preservation in Mind. Lanham, MD: AltaMira, 2006. Print.



1.    "Refugee Shacks - Survivors of 1906 Quake and Fire." SFGate. N.p., n.d.  

2.    Gillespie, Ken, and Bunny Gillespie. "History of Daly City." History of Daly City. City of Daly City, n.d.

3.    Marie Bolton, Nancy C. Unger, “ Housing reconstruction after the catastrophe: the failed promise of San Francisco's 1906 “earthquake cottages” ”, Annales de démographie historique 2/2010 (No 120) , p. 217-240

4.    "A Timeline of Calvary Presbyterian Church - Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco." Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco. Calvary Presbyterian Church, n.d.

5.    Byington, Lewis Francis. "CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS." CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS. N.p., n.d.

6.    Lattin, Don. "Altars in Escrow." St. Brigid Catholic Church: (newspaper Articles). N.p., n.d.

7. Kostura, William W. "Itinerant Houses: A History of San Francisco's House-Moving Industry." San Francisco CA: The Argonaut, Spring 1999:        4-25. Print.