Then and Now

‘Then and Now’: Taraval Street and 29th Avenue

Below: View looking east from 29th Avenue toward the undeveloped south side of Taraval Street. Aug. 24, 1923. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory.

Above: The same view, 99 years later. Today, the trees and telephone poles are gone and the Union 76 gas and service station shares the block with Great Wall Hardware and an apartment building. Photo by Michael Durand.

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