San Francisco December 29, 2017
12 Photos That Show How Much San Francisco Has Changed… And How Much It Hasn’t
Change in San Francisco has been noticeable but also subtle. Read further to see how different these spots around the city have either changed or stayed the same. What do you think? Walk down memory lane and check out how much or little the city has changed.
1. Market Street, Downtown, 1954.
If you notice, some things don't change like the streetcars, but many businesses are now completely different.
2. Powell and Market Street, Downtown, 1954
Like today, the cable car turntable at the corner of Powell and Market Street is still quite active and well used. Classic San Francisco!
3. Ocean Beach, 1958
New SFPD cars and styles have emerged in San Francisco, but the SFPD still remain. This is a San Francisco Police car from a screen grab from the movie "The Lineup."
4. Lanai Motel, Downtown, Late 1950s
The Lanai Motel is closed, but was operational at 2353 Lombard Street. Today, this part of the city looks much different.
5. Sutro Baths, Early 1960s/Late 50s
Before the Sutro Baths burned in the mid 1960s, you could see a more complete bath house and complex.
6. Haight-Ashbury, Mid 1960s
San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district was the epicenter of the early hippie scene and front lines.
7. Mission and 2nd Street, 1968
San Francisco has wonderful historic spots. So, Foster's was across Mission Street from the Transbay Transit Terminal in 1968.
8. The Cliff House, Ocean Beach, 1972
The legendary and iconic Cliff House is now more simple and striking as this paint job is quite funky.
9. Ferry Building, 1980
Passengers go off and on the many ferries that cross San Francisco Bay. The Ferry Building is at the foot of Market Street.
10. Inner Sunset, 1984
Note the fashion changes at the ever present CyBelle’s in the Inner Sunset. Clearly, a very distinct photo.
11. San Francisco Waterfront & Skyline, 1988
Can you spot the changes? The Union 76 Tower is gone and many buildings have been added too.
12. David L Pharr Yard, 1994
The David L Pharr Yard was once known as the Mint Yard. Today, like before there is an installation of a trolleybus overhead into the yard where vintage trolleybuses can be parked.
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