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Norm Larson: A Celebration Of Haight-Ashbury Life

By Camden Avery - Published on March 22, 2018.
Photo: Chris Michel/SF Heritage

When longtime resident Norm Larson died earlier this year, the Upper Haight lost a fixture who was also a custodian of the neighborhood's collective memory.

The owner of the Doolan-Larson home—which he bequeathed to San Francisco Heritage to preserve a chapter of local history—Larson was devoted to documenting and preserving the neighborhood's past.

The Doolan-Larson building at the corner of Haight and Ashbury was Larson's home. | photo: camden avery/hoodline

On Saturday, March 31st from 4-6pm, San Francisco Heritage will host a celebration of life for Norm's friends and acquaintances.

The memorial, which will be held at The Bindery (1727 Haight St.), will be an opportunity for neighbors to have a drink, share stories, and honor Larson—a fourth-generation San Franciscan who lived in the Haight for more than 40 years.

The memorial is open to the public, and Larson's friends and extended community are encouraged to drop in.


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