This view is looking northwest on Quintara Street at Sunset Boulevard around 1940.
This is the view looking north on a partially developed 45th Avenue, between Balboa and Anza streets, in June 1922. Houses on the east side of the 600 block of 45th Avenue are some of the oldest in the neighborhood and they still stand.
Most of the buildings on the north side of Clement Street and Funston Avenue (then known as 13th Avenue) in this May 1920 photograph still stand. It is also still possible to stand on this same patch of grass next to the former Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist building that has been reincarnated as the Internet Archive.
In this San Francisco Department of Public Works photo taken by Horace Chaffee, the Moraga Street Stairway to Golden Gate Heights was just completed in January 1928.
The Quonq Sing Laundry at 433 Seventh Ave. (now 465 Seventh Ave.) between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street is one of the earliest Chinese-owned businesses in the Richmond District. The structure was built in 1902 and was incorporated into the 1987 building currently on the same site.
In 1951, 4055 Irving St. at the corner of 42nd Avenue was the Portola Market advertising fancy fruits and choice meats. It was run for many years as A-1 Liquor & Groceries, until Palm City Wines recently took over …
In January 1904, Fulton Street and 10th Avenue was home to the Fulton Chutes. Owned by Charles Ackerman, the Chutes took up an entire city block …
Elevated view looking north over a Market Street Railway boneyard bounded by homes on 14th Avenue and Golden Gate Park seen beyond Lincoln Way in the distance, circa 1940. This is where the Park West Apartments and Andronico’s are now.
This is what Clement Street near Eighth Avenue looked like in 1904. The view is looking east with the Richmond Congregational Church on the right on the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue.
On Feb. 24, 1930, a tornado (yes, a tornado) hit John Voltz’s house at 46th Avenue and Ortega Street. It was repaired and remains in the same location today.
A group of workers raise telephone poles on Geary Boulevard near 38th Avenue, circa 1915. In this view looking west, homes are visible in the distance – some of which still exist.
People wait at 31st Avenue and Judah Street for a glimpse of a packed and decorated N-Judah streetcar on Oct. 21, 1928 – opening day for this new Muni line in the Sunset District.
Looking northwest from Sweeny Observatory at the top of Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park in 1898, this picture shows a sandy Richmond District and barren Lincoln Park. Prayerbook Cross is in the center foreground.
This photo of the corner of Fifth and Parnassus avenues was taken by United Railroads (predecessor of Market Street Railway and Muni) staff photographer John Henry Mentz on Oct. 30, 1919.
If you could go back in time to the Richmond District circa 1890, you would find the Bay District Race Track on Fulton Street between First (Arguello) and Fourth avenues.