Then and Now

‘Then and Now’: Clement Street and Eighth Avenue

Above: This 1946 view of Clement Street looking northwest toward Eighth Avenue shows the Muni 2-line #244. Notice the ad for the Pacific Coast League baseball playoffs at Seals Stadium on the side of the streetcar. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory.

Below: The same view 76 years later shows the architecture hasn’t changed much, but the rails and streetcars are long gone. As always, the models of automobiles tell the story of the passage of time. Photo by Michael Durand.

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