Historical Photos

Quiet on the Playland Front

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 This photograph of the Playland at the Beach amusement park, circa 1940, shows the Rocket Speedway (right), which is now a vacant lot at Balboa Street and La Playa. The other two blocks, between Balboa and Fulton streets, are currently condominiums. To the upper left, the Dutch Windmill can be seen in the northwest corner of Golden Gate Park. To the
upper right, cars can be seen parked at Ocean Beach. Playland closed in 1972. Photo courtesy of private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project

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