|From left to right: Assemblyman Leo T. McCarthy, Assemblyman
Willie L. Brown,|
Congressman Phil Burton, and Art Agnos, ca. early 1980s
|Art Agnos was the city's first mayor to ride in the Gay Freedom Day Parade, c Arnold Arkenau, 1988|
campaign booklet Things To Be Proud Of, 
A devastating 6.9 earthquake struck the Bay Area on Oct. 17, 1989. Agnos said his proudest moment was the way San Franciscans responded. Just three weeks later, a downtown baseball stadium measure supported by the mayor narrowly lost, giving the mayor his biggest disappointment. Voters later approved a privately-financed ballpark to be built in China Basin, now home of the San Francisco Giants.
|Conceptual view of proposed China Basin ballpark, |
From an interview with Evan White, Bay TV Live, [1993?]
To see more or to use this collection, visit the San Francisco History Center. A one-case exhibition from the Art Agnos Papers is also currently on view.