Historical Photos

Historical Photo: ‘Mr. Ackerman’s Wild Ride’

In January 1904, Fulton Street and 10th Avenue was home to the Fulton Chutes. Owned by Charles Ackerman, the Chutes took up an entire city block and featured all kinds of attractions, including a zoo featuring Wallace the Lion, a water ride, the Circle Swing, a roller skating rink, a Mystic Mirror Maze, and a theater that was the first in the Richmond District to show “moving pictures.”  Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory.

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