Tag: historical photo

‘Then and Now’: Stanyan and McAllister Streets

This view looking north on Stanyan Street at McAllister Street shows the Odd Fellows Cemetery in the distance. Located in the undeveloped Outside Lands, the cemetery was legally deeded to the Odd Fellows Organization and officially opened in November 1865. Bordered by Geary Boulevard, Turk Street, Parker Avenue and Arguello Boulevard, the cemetery consisted of approximately 30 acres. On March 26, 1900, the City passed an ordinance prohibiting burials within the city limits. From 1929 to 1935, the bodies were moved to Greenlawn Cemetery in Colma, just south of San Francisco. Photo taken on Dec. 12, 1927.

Historical Photo – Outer Sunset in 1910

In 1910, Adolph Sutro’s massive estate, including this area, was assessed by A.S. Baldwin, creating a block-by-block photographic record of much of the west side. This photo of Block 625, No. 35, shows the southeasterly corner of Irving (then known as I Street) and 48th Avenue, looking north to the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park.

Historical Photo: ‘Class Dismissed’

The Laguna Honda School on Seventh Avenue near Irving Street was under construction when a devastating earthquake hit San Francisco on April 18, 1906. In this photo, taken shortly after the quake, you can see the building suffered some damage. The original school buildings are visible to the right, behind the new one. Photo courtesy of a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project/OpenSFHistory.