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This is a list of specifically named locations in the Julie series.

Alamo Square

A square in central San Francisco. It is famous for its row of Victorian houses known as the Painted Ladies. In The Tangled Web, a new student in Julie's class, Carla Warner, says she lives in an old Victorian near Alamo Square. Julie later visits a Victorian house near here.

Albright Apartment

The apartment that Julie, Tracy, and Joyce Albright live in. It is located above Gladrags.

Albright House

The old home that Julie, Tracy, and Joyce Albright used to live in. It is still owned by and occupied by Daniel Albright, and where Julie's rabbit Nutmeg lives. The Lings live across the street. Based on book descriptions, this is likely located in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, near Chinatown.

Angel Island

A state park located in the San Francisco Bay. Ivy's grandmother, Po Po, was processed at the Immigration Station before becoming an American citizen. Julie, Ivy, and Po Po visit the island in The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter.

Chinatown YMCA

A local YMCA. This is mentioned multiple times in the books. Julie used to shoot hoops at the Chinatown Y before her parents' divorce, and Ivy goes here for her gymnastics practices.

Conservatory of Flowers

This is a conservatory located in Golden Gate Park. Julie and Ivy visit the conservatory in Julie and the Eagles. This is where they see a rare mission blue butterfly and find a baby owl that they rescue. They also meet Mrs. Mildred Woodacre here.

Fairmont Hotel

A luxury hotel located in the Nob Hill district of San Francisco. The hotel is where Julie, Tracy, and Daniel Albright have tea in Happy New Year, Julie!. Julie, Tracy, and Mr. Albright decide to take the cable car to the hotel on Christmas. The cable car they would have used is the California Street line just next to the hotel.

Fisherman's Wharf

A tourist attraction and neighborhood in San Francisco. Ghirardelli Square is located on the edge of the wharf. Julie and Ivy frequently visit Ghirardelli Square for ice cream and chocolate.

Dragon's Gate

This is a gate at the edge of Chinatown on Grant Avenue, and it has large dragons. In Happy New Year, Julie, Ivy asks if they can "go the long way so we can enter the dragon's gate."

Frankie's Diner

A fictional burger joint located some distance away from Chinatown. Gung Gung and Po Po occasionally visit the diner.

Gladrags

The fictional resale store owned by Joyce Albright. It is below the Albright apartment and located on the corner of two streets called Redbud and Frederick.[1] Redbud is not a real street; however, Frederick is, and it is located just south of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

Ghirardelli Square

In Meet Julie, Mr. Albright takes Julie and Ivy to a festival here. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company was founded here in 1893, and you can still see parts of the factory and storefront. Julie asks if they can take the cable car; the line they would have used would drop them off at Hyde and Beach, just a block away.

Ivy and Julie also go to Ghirardelli Square in Good Luck, Ivy. They get ice cream and buy cheap, broken slabs of chocolate.

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

A fortune cookie factory located in Chinatown. When Julie and Ivy get separated from Mrs. Ling in Happy New Year, Julie, they go to the fortune cookie factory to find her. The real location is in a "narrow alley" as described in the book.

Golden Gate Park

An appx. 1,000 acre park located in the western part of San Francisco. Julie mentions that she is happy to be living closer to the park at her mom's new apartment, and she visits the park several times during her series. In Julie and the Eagles, Julie helps organize a fundraiser for the Randall Museum's eagles at an Earth Day celebration in the park. She and Ivy also visit the Conservatory of Flowers here.

Grace Cathedral

An Episcopal cathedral in Nob Hill. In The Silver Guitar, Julie and TJ planned to meet here before going to the Vernons' house.

Haight-Ashbury

The Haight is a neighborhood just north of Julie's apartment. It is mentioned multiple times in Julie's books, and it was the center of activity during the Summer of Love. The street features "psychedelic wreaths" around Christmas in Happy New Year, Julie. The veterans' center is located in this neighborhood. In Julie and the Eagles, Hank is seen planting trees along Haight Street for Earth Day.

The Happy Panda

A fictional popular Chinese restaurant owned by Ivy's grandfather, Gung Gung. In Happy New Year, Julie!, Gung Gung mentioned the restaurant was started by his father after coming to America.

Hastings

A law school Mrs. Ling attends in Good Luck, Ivy. UC Hastings College of the Law is located in the Tenderloin, the neighborhood south of Chinatown.

Jack London Elementary School

The school Julie attends following her parents' divorce. This school is fictional, though Jack London did live in the Bay Area and has a monument in Oakland, so it is a fitting name.

Lombard Street

A famous street in San Francisco, known for its steep one-block stretch with eight hairpin turns. This section is a tourist attraction. In Good Luck, Ivy, Julie's dad picks up Julie and Ivy from Ghiradelli Square and drives down the "twisting turns of Lombard Street."

Louie's Number One Bakery

A fictional bakery owned and run by Louie Fong. Andrew and Ivy attend Chinese school located above the bakery.

Muir Beach

In Julie and the Eagles, Julie celebrates her 10th birthday here with a picnic. They are also there to watch the eagles fly from their cage in their new tower.

Nob Hill

A neighborhood in northern San Francisco. In The Silver Guitar, this is the location of the Vernons' large house, where much of the book takes place.

North Beach

A neighborhood in northeast San Francisco that is known for its large Italian population. In Julie Tells Her Story, Tracy mentions wanting to get pizza from their favorite place in North Beach. Based on book descriptions, Mr. Albright and the Lings likely live here.

Randall Museum

A museum in San Francisco. It houses a wildlife rescue center. In the books, Julie and Ivy take a baby owl to this museum. It is also home to two bald eagles named Shasta and Sierra in Julie and the Eagles.

Rockridge

A neighborhood in Oakland, a city east of San Francisco across the bay. In The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter, Julie and Ivy go to this neighborhood to find out more information on a long-lost friend of Po Po's.

Santa Rosa

A city about an hour north of San Francisco. Mrs. Albright grew up on an apple farm in Santa Rosa, which she talks about in Julie Tells Her Story. We also hear about Santa Rosa and Julie's grandparents in Happy New Year, Julie. Mrs. Albright goes there for Christmas Day, and Julie and Tracy are sad that they can't go there to celebrate as they used to before the divorce. They also used to go to a Christmas tree farm near Santa Rosa to cut down their own tree.

Sausalito

A city north of San Francisco. In The Silver Guitar, Mr. Vernon, a real estate agent, sold the fictitious musician Danny Kendricks a house here.

Sonora

A city in the mountains several hours east of San Francisco. In Message in a Bottle, this is the location of Gold Moon Ranch.

Stinson Beach

A beach north of San Francisco. In The Silver Guitar, the Vernons complain that their lazy nephew Jasper wants to spend all his time at this beach.

Stockton Street

A central street in San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood. In Happy New Year, Julie, Mrs. Ling, Ivy, and Julie go "up and down Stockton Street" to buy supplies for Chinese New Year. The street and neighborhood are described as especially fun and bustling as everyone prepares for the holiday. Julie and Ivy try on Chinese dresses in one shop, and they also pass a kite shop, Chinese bakery, herb shop, and souvenir shop. They also see an old brick building where Gung Gung, Ivy's grandfather, is playing mah-jongg with friends.

Telegraph Hill

A hill and neighborhood in northeast San Francisco. Coit Tower is a historic landmark that offers views of the city. In Lost in the City, Julie and Gordon go up Telegraph Hill in search of Lucy the missing parrot, and they go in the tower. They go there because they hear there are parrots on Telegraph Hill; they find out that those are actually wild parrots, which do actually live in the neighborhood.

Waldo Tunnel

This is a tunnel just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is now named the Robin Williams Tunnel, but in Julie's time, it was called the Waldo Tunnel. In Julie and the Eagles, Julie and Tracy travel through "the rainbow tunnel" after they cross the Golden Gate Bridge. The rainbows were painted on the tunnel in the 1960s to make the commute nicer for those driving back and forth to the city.

Washington Square Park

A park located in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. In Lost in the City, Julie goes in this park when she's putting up flyers for Lucy the missing parrot.

Yep's Garage

A fictional car repair shop in Chinatown. Jimmy Yep's relatives are the owners.

References

  1. A Brighter Tomorrow: My Journey with Julie, pg. 13: ...I look up at our apartment building. It's...the same building on the corner of Redbud and Frederick[...].
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