Historical Photos

Historical Photo – ‘Lighting the Way’

History photo GGP 19th SB 7-20

This view, looking north at 19th Avenue and Lincoln Way, shows the Breon Gate entrance to Golden Gate Park in its original form, around 1930. It was lit by a large bronze sculpture of a woman holding a torch, which can be seen atop a column in the center of the photo. This piece was removed when Crossover Drive was constructed to handle increased traffic as a major route to the Golden Gate Bridge, which opened in 1937. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory.

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