Historical Photos

Historical Photo: Fifth and Parnassus, 1919

This photo of the corner of Fifth and Parnassus avenues was taken by United Railroads (predecessor of Market Street Railway and Muni) staff photographer John Henry Mentz on Oct. 30, 1919. All of the homes seen across the street were demolished to make way for UCSF, but the large apartment building on the left still stands. Two similar photos note it as the home of Dr. August C. Bothe, at the time, chair of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory.

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