Then and Now

‘Then and Now’: San Francisco Ice Rink/Ice Arena

This 1990 photo of the San Francisco Ice Rink/San Francisco Ice Arena on 48th Avenue was taken about a year before the building was demolished. It was located at 1557 48th Ave., between Kirkham and Lawton streets. It opened in March 1926 and was torn down in July 1991. Before the building finally fell, it was the oldest operating ice skating arena in the country. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory.

Below: The ice has melted and the skates have been put away. An apartment building now sits on the site. Photo taken on Oct. 29, 2022. Photo by Michael Durand.

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