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A RECENT TOUR
 

 

These are a few images taken on a recent

Tenderloin Walking Tour. Hope you enjoy them. Additional photos and a short video can be found at:

http://blog.sfgate.com/cityexposed/2012/06/09/touring-the-tenderloin/

Thanks for stopping by. My name is Deleano Seymour. Have a look around my website and get to know me. If you want to drop me a line, you can always write in the guestbook. I have been conducting the Tenderloin Walking Tours for about three years now. I try to present the Tenderloin in a favorable setting. There is of course a lot of grit and grime and crime to see but there is also a lot of upward social situations that exist alongside the negative stuff. The Tenderloin Walking Tours is actually four different tours of different parts of the Tenderloin. The tours take you to the site of the birth of the LBGT movement in the United States. Another stop highlights the first luxury hotel for African Americans in San Francisco during the Jim Crow segregation times when people of color could not stay "downtown". We pass by the site of the Jones St. cable car line. We pass by the most dangerous corner in California according to the State Attorney General’s office. We visit the former headquarters of the German Consulate which had uniformed SS officers posted outside during WW2. We take you to the site where Cassius Clay, George Foreman, and Michael Spinks trained. We visit theaters where the Marx Brothers and Bob Hope performed, and theaters where Reagan did stage work. We stop by the site of the Airporter Bus Station that brought thousands of tourists, soldiers, and sailors to "downtown". We have on the tour the site of the shooting of the first full-length "adult movie" in the world. We stop by a real life "sweat shop " where hundreds of garments are produced daily by a small army of immigrant Asian women and are labeled "made in China". We stop by one of the most modern computer access resource centers and the most pleasant health clinics in the city—and both are public, free-of-charge, and rival anything in Pac Heights. We show you the raw face of drug abuse, violence, and poverty all concentrated in a 8 by 8 square block area, smack dab in the middle of one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the world. You will enjoy the Alcatraz Tour. You will like the Fisherman’s Wharf Tour, but you will REMEMBER the Tenderloin Walking Tour. The Tours are by appointment. No more than seven per tour. Donations appreciated.

Contact Del Seymour at 415-574-1641.

Email:tenderloinwalkingtours@yahoo.com