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Temporary Crossover Track for Judah Street Track Reconstruction | July 23, 1974 | M1874_1 | by SFMTA Photo Archives

Temporary Crossover Track for Judah Street Track Reconstruction | July 23, 1974 | M1874_1 | by SFMTA Photo Archives

Now its the GAP and Westfield Shopping Center by SFMTA Photo Archives, via Flickr

Overhead view east down Market Street from North West corner of Market and Powell Streets, showing traffic flow on Market.

Western Pacific's California Zephyr in front of the San Francisco Ferry Building for its inauguration ceremony (1949)

Western Pacific's California Zephyr in front of the San Francisco Ferry Building for its inauguration ceremony.

"Top of the Mark," a rooftop bar at the Mark Hopkins Hotel located on California Street in San Francisco. (1940s) Photo: Ansel Adams

"Top of the Mark," a rooftop bar at the Mark Hopkins Hotel located on California Street in San Francisco.

In 1936, the area around the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory was still "undeveloped."    Photo: Greg Gaar Collection, San Francisco, CA

n the area around the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory was still "undeveloped." Photo: Greg Gaar Collection, San Francisco, CA

Two construction workers eating lunch downtown revel in their front-row seats above the bustle of the noon crowd.

Midcentury San Francisco as Seen by Its Most Famous Photographer

The Charm Of San Francisco Decades Before The Dot-Coms Invaded Fred Lyon’s black and white photographs of San Francisco capture a delightful post-war city.

Isaiah West Taber - "Instantaneous View of Market Street", San Francisco, CA

Isaiah West Taber - "Instantaneous View of Market Street", San Francisco, CA

The Woolworth at Powell and Market Street in San Francisco, Calif., on October 13, 1952. Photo: Art Frisch, The Chronicle / SF

S.F. old and new in timeless coexistence

The Woolworth at Powell and Market Street in San Francisco, Calif., on October Photo: Art Frisch, The Chronicle / SF Mom and I used to have lunch downstairs at the counter, they made the best grilled cheese sandwiches

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Wednesday Morning Link Dump: Jose Canseco Shoots Himself

The original Ferry Building. This snub-towered ferry building stood a short distance to the north of its well-known descendant. When the picture was taken in 1886 most cars were cable cars, but a few horse-drawn ones remained. The first ferry sheds were built in 1877.

Blackstone’s Equity Office Era Nears End With S.F. Sale Plan

The original Ferry Building. This snub-towered ferry building stood a short distance to the north of its well-known descendant. When the picture was taken in 1886 most cars were cable cars, but a few horse-drawn ones remained.

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