Fillmore district

The historic Fillmore District in the heart of San Francisco is home to a rich cultural & ethnic diversity .
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Heart and Soul  Of San Francisco

The Fillmore District is San Francisco’s Live Music District and unlike any other neighborhood in the city. On any given night, live music is being performed in four, five, or even six venues in the neighborhood.

The Fillmore Auditorium has more than 200 headline performers booked throughout the year. 

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FILLMORE HISTORY

About the Fillmore district San Francisco.
While San Francisco’s Fillmore District has gone through many changes since its creation over a century ago, one thing has been consistent: its place as one of the most vibrant and long standing entertainment districts in San Francisco, a neighborhood where music has been intertwined into the fabric of everyday life for more than one hundred years.

Created by city officials in the 1880s to alleviate downtown overcrowding, it was the earthquake and fire of April 1906 that changed the course of The Fillmore forever. Spared the damage that hit San Francisco’s areas of commerce, the neighborhood was quickly remade into the city’s civic and retail center.

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Live Music, art and culture!
The Fillmore District is an entertainment destination. During the day and into the evening, the District’s distinct environment draws upon its diversity, with a mix of cultures that contribute their own personalities. From its African American community, there’s jazz and blues clubs, from the Japanese community, there’s California rolls and karaoke, and from the early days of rock and roll, there’s the legendary Fillmore Auditorium.

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Dining

Arang Korean Cuisine
Brunos
Bumzy’s Cookies
Dibbs BBQ & Grill
Dominos Pizza
Dosa on Fillmore
Espress Yourself
Fat Angel Food & Libation

Shopping

The Brooklyn Circus SF
National Dollar Store
Fashion Town
Fillmore Farmers Market
Goodwill
Jean Nobles Style
Marcus Book Stores
Skyline Cellular

Grocery

AJai Ho Indian Grocery
Woo Ri Food Market
Safeway
It’s Market
Third World Market
Charlie’s Pharmacy

Services

A & J Discount Beauty Supply
Allstate Insurance
CBS Ace Hardware
Center for Healing & Expression
Central Builders Supply
Club One Fitness
DaVita Dialysis
Discount Beauty Supply

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Destinations to Travel in the month of November

November one of the preferred months of the year to take a break from our routine lives. With the winters crawling in and the following month being a festive one, which is going to hectic and tiring filled with shopping and celebrations, its high time we give ourselves a well-deserved break.

New South Wales Australia

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India

The subcontinent known to be one of the hottest countries in the world goes through a drastic makeover during November and December. The winter arrives and anyone witnesses a different India in terms of the weather and climatic conditions. The month of November is the time when Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated. To witness the entire country light up the sky is nothing less than a treat. There are also other travel destinations all over the country where you can rejuvenate yourself.

The Philippines

Looking for a trip filled with adventures and exotic beaches the Philippines is the place where you need to be. With more than 1000 islands across the country, November is the most preferred month for any tourist to drop by. With a lot of adventure sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, and jet skiing. The Philippines would definitely give an experience of a lifetime.

Florida, USA

The state in the USA is known for some of the best beaches in the world. When it comes to Florida, it houses some the well-known theme parks all around the globe, including Disney World and Universal Studious Epcot. The entire state is filled with some amazing restaurants, the food in Florida is something that won’t disappoint you.

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

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La Palma, Canary Islands Spain

It is just ironic that a place that so many numbers of volcanoes, has such a striking beauty. Bestowed with rich flora and fauna, this place is extremely diverse biodiversity. The place is also known for some of the rare species of plants. The place also has other mandatory entities which makes it a preferred tourist destination including stunning sea resorts, restaurants that provide tasty food.

New York, USA

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If you are a tourist and if you are New York at this time you are damn lucky. The time of thanksgiving, the pies, the turkey and parades things couldn’t get any better.

Cultural and ethnic diversity in the Fillmore District

Cultural and ethnic diversity in the Fillmore District

Of the many neighborhoods and districts in San Francisco, the Fillmore District stands alone as a cultural hub that has brought great musicians together, but separated many Americans in a slight of gentrification disguised as redistribution. The Fillmore District has been around since before the turn of the century and many people credit its popularity with its near complete lack of damage during the 1906 earthquake that nearly flattened all of San Francisco with destruction and fires. It was this catastrophic event, and the later following World War II, that would lead to the shaping of this ethnically diverse hub right in the heart of one of America’s largest cities.

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After the 1906 earthquake destroyed most of San Francisco, many residents sought to find a new home in one of the areas still left unaffected by the horrific damage. It was this migration that brought a large number of Jewish and Japanese residents to the Fillmore District. Displaced residents from the South Market District combined with an influx of Jewish emigrants to form what was then considered the center of the Jewish community in all of San Francisco. The other group of people who occupied most of the Fillmore District at the time of the earthquake were the Japanese Americans. They developed a small Japan town that still exists today, but have not been without their own struggles throughout the history of the city.

Along with African Americans, World War II had a huge effect on the Fillmore District’s Asian American population. As if it were a cause and effect relationship, with the start of World War II and the disgraceful executive order that put all of the Japanese American citizens in internment camps, the Fillmore District was left with a large number of empty and available homes. The African American community, drawn in by the promise of jobs building ships in the bay and the escape from the racist south, ended up taking occupation of these homes and the resulting five years before and after the war saw the population of the Fillmore District African Americans go up ten times. After the war and the internment camps, Japanese Americans made their way back to the Fillmore District as well and thus began a new melting pot of Jewish, Japanese, and African Americans.

 

The open-minded population in the 1960’s made it a cultural hub to legendary psychedelic rockers Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. This reputation for music and adversity towards the man gave the Fillmore District the reputation it still lingers on to today. The popularity of jazz music also took over and was brought to the Fillmore District by the large African American population. Despite being accused of driving out ethnic minorities with urban renewal projects, the governing bodies still try to hold on to the jazz element made famous in this bright and bustling district of San Francisco. Regardless of their struggles, there’s no doubt that the many different people of the Fillmore District are the reason it is the hopping hub of culture it is today.

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