The Westwood Park Association was formed on March 21, 1917, several months after grading began on about 90 acres of the southern slope of Mt. Davidson. More than 650 “bungalow” homes for San Francisco’s middle class residents were built in the next few years.
Documenting the neighborhood’s early years, the book “Westwood Park – Building a Bungalow Neighborhood in San Francisco,” was created by Kathleen Beitiks for our centennial and is still available. It’s a tribute to the early history of our neighborhood and includes vintage and contemporary photos of most of our bungalows (as photographed in 2017). For information on how to own a copy (hard cover book is $32.55), send an email to: [email protected]
Links to an assortment of historical information about the area include:
- Westwood Park Bungalows – Information about the 1920s-era homes in Westwood Park.
- Westwood Park Neighborhood History – Information about the development of Westwood Park in the early 1900s.
- Westwood Park Historical Advertisements – A collection of newspaper advertisements promoting Westwood Park when it was first built by Baldwin & Howell (1918 – 1923). Includes a sample of the 1922 newspaper ad promoting a contest to win the home at 598 Miramar Avenue.
- Building of Westwood Park – A gallery of historical photos of the building of our neighborhood. Also includes link to vintage film footage of the building of our neighborhood.