‘A Busy Building’: A Q&A with Performing Arts Workshop’s Allison Thompson on the Soon-To-Open Geneva Powerhouse

The powerhouse of the historic Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse is nearly ready to be occupied by Performing Arts Workshop. Courtesy Photo/Performing Arts Workshop

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — On Wednesday, April 22, the historic Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse will mark its 119th anniversary. To mark the occasion, The Light checked in with Allison Thompson of Performing Arts Workshop, which will offer arts programming to the public in the complex’s 1903-built powerhouse as soon as the San Francisco Recreation and … Read more

‘Smallwood Letter’ Offers Insight Into Past Of The Historic Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse

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A letter written by Charles Smallwood to his nephew Carl has been a gift to historians about the past of the Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse and more.

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — Most know the Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse, if they know it at all, as an empty building across from the Balboa Park BART station that will one day become a youth arts center. However, a little-known letter from 1980 reveals that the 1901-built structure was once a vital transit facility for … Read more

Nonprofit Seeks Remembrances About The Historic Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse

The Geneva Office Building and Powerhouse will mark its 119th anniversary on Wednesday, April 22.

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — The nonprofit Friends of the Geneva Office Building & Powerhouse [Disclosure: This journalist is an official friend] is seeking memories and recollections from the public about the historic landmark. “We would like the community to submit any remembrances that they have of the building from when it was in use to even … Read more