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The What’s Out There San Francisco Bay Area guide from The Cultural Landscape Foundation derives from our profusely illustrated and extensively researched What’s Out There database of significant landscapes, collected by geographic region, coupled with maps and overarching historical narratives.

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From San Francisco's founding in 1776 to recent development in the 21st century, the region has a rich landscape legacy.

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Explore the San Francisco Bay Area's diverse landscape legacy through concise, informative, and richly illustrated essays of dozens of sites, and an interactive map.

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Read profiles of the designers and visionaries whose work has shaped the San Francisco Bay Area since its founding.