Kindergarten, 1941

West Portal Grammar School, San Francisco circa 1941. That’s me, second from right in front row. At left in front row is Bill Floyd, who I see at the semi-annual lunches of our Lowell High School (class of 1952) lunches. He looks exactly the same, 79 years later — you could pick him out nowadays by looking at this photo.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Kindergarten, 1941

  1. Nice. Golly, from that twinkle in your eye, set to your face (back then) you were
    a confident rascal back then (too). Bet there was a bit of mischief to be had, grin.

  2. Just looking through your site, yet again…As I come to this photo once more (and the cheeky looking fellow who is you),
    I wonder who the other kids in the photo? Did they grow to be names we might know/recognise?

    Be interesting if they were, if you would put names to faces.

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