Playland at the Beach, located between Balboa and Fulton streets at Ocean Beach, featured a fun house, rides, carnival games and the famous “It’s It” cookie ice cream sandwiches.
Monarch the Grizzly lived in a Golden Gate Park bear pit which was situated on the knoll between today’s California Academy of Sciences and the AIDS Memorial Grove.
Growing up right across the street from Abraham Lincoln High School, Ungaretti did not really know all of the intricate details of the area until she began doing research and talking to people.
This photograph, circa 1940, shows the Municipal Railway’s storage yard for streetcars,
which was located between Lincoln Way and Irving Street and 12th and Funston avenues.
To commemorate the centennial of the opening of the old Coliseum Theatre, the local history organization Western Neighborhoods Project will host two presentations on west side neighborhood movie houses at its “home for history,” located at 1617 Balboa St.
Historical photo from a private collector/Western Neighborhoods Project.
Historical photo from San Francisco’s past.
Historic photo of Muni streetcar.
Photo of Playland at the Beach, circa 1940.