Mission and 24th St, 1951

The most excellent Outside Lands just published a few hundred very awesome SF Assessors photos from 1951, complete with a handy map. “A local historian… saved them from being discarded in the early 1980s.” (Let’s hear it for local historians.)

Here’s the southwest corner of Mission and 24th, now the BART plaza.

Pat’s is a pretty sweet looking coffee shop.

Hey let’s grab a drink at the Green Lantern on 24th!

Oh wait they tore it down for a hair salon, dammit. New rule: don’t tear down a bar called the Green Lantern.

IMPORTANT HISTORIBARUPDATE:

@kevinmonty posted a Green Lantern matchbook cover over at Uptown:

Many many more photos over at Outside Lands.

Dolores Beach

A grumpy commenter suggested Mission Mission shouldn’t be posting about the beach.

Little does Mr. Grumperton realize that we are actually preparing for sea level rise and the glorious arrival of Dolores Beach!

This via @DnomadB‘s most excellent (experimental) sea level rise mapping tool.

Precita beach looks pretty nice now that I think of it. Maybe we can catch a ride over there on a taco boat.

More San Francisco sea level rise scenarios (including some awesome place names IMHO) over here.

 

Magic Curry Man on BFF.fm at Noon

Today’s Burrito Justice Radio guest on BFF.fm, your award-winning Internet radio station? The Magic Curry Man himself. Tune in at noon!

magic curry kart, thai burger, basil burger, food, hamburger, food cart, san francisco, mission district

We’ll be talking about his Magic Curry Paste Kickstarter, maps, the neighborhood, cooking classes, and more.

UPDATE: Thanks for listening everyone! The archive of this week’s show is now up.