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San Francisco’s Western Addition: Then and Now

Filed Under SF Bay Area, Uncategorized on 2009-02-02, 01:31

Having only been in San Francisco a few years, I’m always intrigued with how it used to look. Heather came across some great Flickr photo sets dating back to the 70s and 80s, one specifically dedicated to our neighborhood, Western Addition. We went through the photos and attempted to track them down via Google Street View. Here are the results (links open in new windows):

Page and Fillmore (one building is under wraps but we still found them):
1969 / Google Street View

Stardust Lounge (now a boutique):
1970 / Google Street View

Steiner and Sacramento (building is gone):
1977 / Google Street View

Baker’s Market (Green Chile Kitchen now):
1978 / Google Street View

Wash Dry (we think it’s the same laundromat):
1979 / Google Street View

Fillmore St:
1979 / Google Street View

People’s Temple (now a US Post Office):
1979 / Google Street View

Webster and Hayes (the store is gone but the building is still there):
1979 / Google Street View

Oak and Buchanan (looks pretty much the same almost 30 years later):
1980 / Google Street View

Laguna and Post (beautiful building demolished for Japantown):
1980 / Google Street View

Golden Gate & Scott:
1980 / Google Street View

Hickory St (you can see the old freeway that no longer exists in the background):
1980 / Google Street View

Jack’s Records (they’re still there):
1980 / Google Street View

Hayes and Fillmore (a new paintjob, but still a bunch of muni lines):
1980 / Google Street View

Twin houses:
1983 / Google Street View

McAllister St:
1983 / Google Street View

Steiner and Fulton (the street view car didn’t get nearly as nice a view):
1985 / Google Street View

Oak Street (anti-war banners for the 1st Gulf War):
1991 / Google Street View

Someone else can do the Mission.

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