A rainy night at the Balboa Street Lighting Celebration resulted in a small but dedicated group of community-minded neighbors to Simple Pleasures on Dec. 31, 2022.
Do you know? Who is the grinch who stole our holiday lights on Balboa Street?
The two homes and the gas station on the corner of Second Avenue and Balboa Street have all been demolished for apartment buildings. In 1951, the basement of 26 Balboa St., center, housed the Helene Hardin Theatrical Talent Agency.
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.
“A ‘love street’ can be anywhere,” explained Graciela Ronconi, a 30-year-plus resident of the Richmond District and founder of the neighborhood newcomer, Love Street Vintage.
The Balboa Street corridor features a variety of restaurants offering take-out and delivery, as well as parklets for eating outside. In addition, specialty shops and cafes abound.
Historical photo from a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project.
There will be numerous events in theOuter Richmond District in October, including
a benefit show for the historic Balboa Theater.
The 325-square-feet of bright, clean and newly-renovated office space for
The Writing Salon looks like it is just big enough to fit a ping pong table for a game
of doubles. Its intended design, however, is to release the unlimited potential of the