LookBackMaps: The Mission

Curbed SF has linked to an excellent new website of historical photographs of San Francisco, LookBackMaps.  In the event you don’t want to squander a few hours like I did, here are some highlights from the Mission:

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“Dolores Park,” c 1860
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“Dolores Park,” c 1880

Mission Baseball Field, c. 1880
Mission Baseball Field, c. 1880
Mission Woolen Mill, 1862
Mission Woolen Mill, 1862 (Now Alabama and 16th)
Jewish Cemetery, c. 1860 (Now Dolores Park)
Jewish Cemetery, c. 1860 (Now Dolores Park)
Old Engine #7 Firehouse, 1885 (Now 16th @ Albion)
Old Engine #7 Firehouse, 1885 (Now 16th @ Albion)
The Willows, 1885 (Now Mission at 19th).
The Willows, 1885 (Now Mission at 19th).
The Great San Francisco Blizzard of 1887, 16th and Bryant
The Great San Francisco Blizzard of 1887, 16th and Bryant
The 16th St. Bridge, c. 1860 (click the image to see an awesome fullscreen of the painting)
The 16th St. Bridge, c. 1860 (click the image to see an awesome fullscreen of the painting)
The Original Hipster Hill, c. 1860
The Original Hipster Hill, c. 1860
Valencia St. Between 21st and 22nd, 1898
Valencia St. Between 21st and 22nd, 1898
Capp St @ 21st - Still covered in garbage 100 years later, 1906.
Capp St @ 21st, 1906.
3 Engine Freight Train on Harrison St. near 21st. St. 1905
3 Engine Freight Train on Harrison St. near 21st. St. 1905
J.H.Kruse Plaining Mill 23rd and Treat
J.H.Kruse Plaining Mill 23rd and Treat
Christmas Shopping, Mission and 22nd, Dec. 1926
Christmas Shopping, Mission and 22nd, Dec. 1926
Layover Shelter, Capp and 20th
Layover Shelter, Capp and 20th
Mass on 17th St. after 1906 Earthquake
Mass on 17th St. after 1906 Earthquake
1906 Ruins, 17th and Dolores
1906 Ruins, 17th and Dolores
Temporary Freight Train, 20th and Capp, 1906
Temporary Freight Train, 20th and Capp, 1906

(Credit Curbed SF)


Author: Kevin Montgomery

No one should have a biography at age 24.

6 thoughts on “LookBackMaps: The Mission”

  1. Thanks for the great tip on this resource which I’ve linked and credited to you for introducing. Are my eyes deceiving me, or is that Omer as a baby playing a ukulele in that shot of Valencia between 21st and 22nd which has since become his permanent perch?

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