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Old July 5th, 2015, 02:35 AM   #181
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Another view of SoFA from the 1940s:


California Theater San Jose CA 1941 by jacqlennon, on Flickr

The building to the right is gone today, but the building to the left is a bar called the Continental today, the mid block crosswalk is in almost the same location.
Does anyone else think that the shadow of the banner here makes the car look like it is floating in mid air?
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Old July 6th, 2015, 11:00 PM   #182
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circa 1965: American psychedelic rock band The Grateful Dead poses on Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, California, 1960s. Left to right, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan (1946 - 1973), Jerry Garcia (1942 - 1995) and Phil Lesh. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Backwards; taken from Potrero Hill 37.7601N 122.3972W. (Looking N on Connecticut St-- the churchsteeple down there is on the NE corner of 19th St.)
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Old July 14th, 2015, 09:44 AM   #183
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Does anyone else think that the shadow of the banner here makes the car look like it is floating in mid air?
Now that you said it, I can't stop seeing it.
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Old July 14th, 2015, 09:53 AM   #184
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South First Street, San Jose, c.1920 by Bennett Hall, on Flickr

1st St, and San Antonio.
The Montgomery Hotel on the left was moved south to make way for the Fairmont Annex, currently Muji is at that location. The entire block to San Fernando was redeveloped on both sides, the Fairmont Hotel is on the south end, and the building that says Pacific was replace by the Knight Ridder Building. On the right is a 2 story office/data center with retail on the first floor, a reuse of the failed Pavilion Mall. The building to the right south of San Antonio is still there, currently apartments, the movie theater wraps around it. Between San Fernando and Santa Clara on the right is most of the same buildings on the left some where redeveloped, one burned down, and is now an empty lot owned by the Archdiocese.

The light rail tracks are roughly between the tracks and were the cars are parked on the right. The old tracks are long gone.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 10:53 PM   #185
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Great to go through this forum. Awesome pictures.
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Old August 22nd, 2015, 08:38 AM   #187
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Portsmouth Square, San Francisco, California, in January of 1851.



Possibly the oldest ever photo of San Francisco. ( actually, it predates photos as we know them... it's a 'daguerreotype'. The daguerreotype process used a polished sheet of silver-plated copper, treated with iodine to make it light-sensitive, which was exposed (for several minutes or more) under a lens, then “fixed” using mercury vapor.

Heres another. A view of San Francisco Harbour, seen in January of 1851.

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Old September 5th, 2015, 07:20 AM   #188
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Check out Fresno, a city reborn by Byrnes, on city lab's Sept.1st edition on video. Downtown Fresno was shockingly the most exciting downtown at that era during the 1960's and mid 70's.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 05:31 AM   #189
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Can you provide a link?
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 08:36 AM   #190
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c.1930


SAN FRANCISCO CA - Aerial View - Bay/Ferries/Ferry Building - 1927-33 Real Photo Postcard by jomaceju70, on Flickr
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Old November 14th, 2015, 09:28 AM   #191
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San Francisco's Chinatown district...1896-1906

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Old December 4th, 2015, 07:59 PM   #192
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Earthquake and fire devastation on Second Street. by San José Library, on Flickr

Looks like a lot of buildings were lost or damaged in downtown San Jose during the 1906 earthquake due to fire.

I can't locate where on 2nd this is.
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Old December 6th, 2015, 02:56 AM   #193
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This is the 100 year anniversary of the Pan Pacific Expo in San Francisco.

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San Francisco celebrated the anniversary by once again lighting up the Ferry building in 2015.The lights were tuned off on the same day the expo closed in 1915.
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Friday is the centennial of the day the lights went out for good at the Panama Pacific International Exposition.
To mark the occasion, the lights that have outlined the Ferry Building tower for nearly a year will be switched on one last time Friday afternoon, and then, just after sunset, turned off again.
The ceremony, which includes a couple of speeches by historians and public figures like former Mayor Willie Brown, starts at 4:15 p.m. on the Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building. The event will also include what organizer Donna Ewald Huggins calls “a surprise.” She won’t say what it is.
However, there was no surprise on the final day of the fair on Dec. 4, 1915. Charles C. Moore, president of the fair, gave the closing address.
“Friends,” he said, “this is the end of a perfect day and the beginning of an unforgettable memory.”

He was right about the perfect day. It was warm and balmy for December, and 459,022 people — a crowd greater than the population of San Francisco — paid to attend the last day. The fair was held in what is now the Marina district, and in just 10 months in 1915, it attracted 18,896,438 paid admissions and made a profit of $1.3 million.
Moore and his associates were delighted with the results, which far exceeded projections.
“They had done it,” said Laura Ackley, author of “San Francisco’s Jewel City.” “Only nine years after the earthquake had nearly destroyed San Francisco, they were able to put on one of the most perfect world’s fairs ever.’’
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And that was the year when I saw some San Francisco's pictures for the first time in a Brazilian magazine. One of them was from a high point on California Street. The other one was from Villaincourt Fountain. Can never forget the impact of California Street image on my mind.
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40 interesting photos of the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake.

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Moffett Field

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Old February 18th, 2018, 06:13 AM   #197
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Moffett Field

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