Video: A History of Elevators in San Francisco

Is there a better way to start a Monday morning than with a 28-minute program on the history of elevators in San Francisco?

Yeah, maybe…but this is pretty good. It’s from SFGTV’s “Building San Francisco” show, hosted by the Chief Building Inspector of San Francisco, Laurence Kornfield.

And here’s a nice bit taking us through the history of the modern elevator from 1853:

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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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