Ringold Street in San Francisco, California
Part of the art installation, including a stone marker for Stormy Leather (women-owned leather store)

The San Francisco South of Market Leather History Alley consists of four works of art that honor the history of gay and lesbian leather culture in South of Market, San Francisco. The art is embedded in Ringold Street, an alley between 8th and 9th Street. The installation opened in 2017.[1][2][3] The alley is part of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District.


Bronze bootprint inlaid in the sidewalk

Collectively titled Leather Memoir, the artworks, mainly created by landscape architect Jeffrey Miller, are:[1]


  1. ^ a b Casey, Cindy (July 17, 2017). "Ringold Alley's Leather Memoir". Public Art and Architecture from Around the World. Retrieved 2023-03-21.
  2. ^ a b Paull, Laura (21 June 2018). "Honoring gay leather culture with art installation in SoMa alleyway". J. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  3. ^ Madison, Alex (2017-07-26). "Bay Area Reporter :: SOMA leather alley dedicated". Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  4. ^ Rubin, Gayle (1998). "Folsom Street: The Miracle Mile". FoundSF. Retrieved 2016-12-28.
  5. ^ Gayle Rubin, "The Catacombs: A Triumph of the Butthole", in Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice, Alyson Press, 1992, ISBN 1555831877, pp. 119-141; reprinted in Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader, Duke University Press, 2011, ISBN 0822349868, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), retrieved September 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar 21 November 1977 — California Digital Newspaper Collection". 1977-11-21. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  7. ^ "Robert W. Davolt". San Francisco Chronicle. 3 July 2005. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  8. ^ Galloway, A. (2009). "Grants and Acquisitions". College & Research Libraries News. 70: 62. doi:10.5860/crln.70.1.8121.

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