Then and Now

‘Then and Now’: Sunset Boulevard at Kirkham Street

Above: This photo from April 2, 1931, shows the northwest view on Sunset Boulevard near Kirkham Street. The street is graded but unpaved with concrete forms in place. Undeveloped sand dunes are seen on both sides of the roadway. Golden Gate Park is visible in the distance. The cars belong to work crew. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory.
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Right: The same view more than 90 years later. Mature trees have changed the barren landscape into a park-like thoroughfare. Read Supervisor Gordon Mar’s column in this issue announcing historic investments to improve Sunset Boulevard. Photo by Michael Durand.
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