Historical Photos

Historical Photo: ‘Retro Richmond Railway’

This is what Clement Street near Eighth Avenue looked like in 1904. The view is looking east with the Richmond Congregational Church on the right on the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue. The white three-story building at the left still stands at 524 Clement St. The Congress Hall Whiskey advertisement is on the side of 538 Clement St, which was a grocery store operated by Pietro Del Piano. Also known as Paul, he left the grocery business behind a few years later to open three successive saloons in the Inner Richmond until Prohibition closed him down. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory.

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