Then and Now

‘Then and Now’: N-Judah on Ninth at Irving

Above: View south down Ninth Avenue at Irving Street in 1964. An inbound N-Judah streetcar is about to make a right turn onto Irving. Visible are Mac’s Place (The Stein), 9th Inning bar, donut shop and ice cream fountain, and Frank’s barber shop. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory. 

Below: The same view down Ninth Avenue with a modern-day two-car Muni streetcar. This photo was taken on March 2, 2022. Photo by Michael Durand.

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