Passengers take Streetcars from the Ferry Building to destinations in San Francisco; great view of the pedestrian bridge across the Embarcadero (1927) via SFMTA Photo Archives, Horace Chaffee, Board of Public Works Photographer

Passengers take Streetcars from the Ferry Building to destinations in San Francisco; great view of the pedestrian bridge across the Embarcadero (1927) via SFMTA Photo Archives, Horace Chaffee, Board of Public Works Photographer

San Francisco, 1856. Photo by unknown. Battery Street.

San Francisco, 1856. Photo by unknown. Battery Street.

'San Francisco Pioneer Cemeteries': Presentation offers the chance to find out what neighborhood the city's dead used to reside in before they all up and moved to Colma  Before that, there was one on Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach and Civic Center.  Filion's library talk is a tie-in with San Francisco's One City - One Book project.  After hearing Filion's talk, you can see a display of tombstones from San Francisco's Odd Fellows' Cemetery, which was dedicated in 1865, in the ...

'S.F. Pioneer Cemeteries': Where the dead lived

'San Francisco Pioneer Cemeteries': Presentation offers the chance to find out what neighborhood the city's dead used to reside in before they all up and moved to Colma Before that, there was one on Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach and Civic Center. Filion's library talk is a tie-in with San Francisco's One City - One Book project. After hearing Filion's talk, you can see a display of tombstones from San Francisco's Odd Fellows' Cemetery, which was dedicated in 1865, in the ...

The Federal Realty Building (now known as the Cathedral Building) in downtown Oakland (1914) Designed by Benjamin Geer McDougall, this was the first Gothic Revival style skyscraper west of the Mississippi River. It is also called the "Wedding Cake" for its appearance, which resembles New York's Flatiron Building. Its narrow, triangular form is a result of its location on Latham Square, where Telegraph Avenue branches off diagonally from Broadway.

The Federal Realty Building (now known as the Cathedral Building) in downtown Oakland (1914) Designed by Benjamin Geer McDougall, this was the first Gothic Revival style skyscraper west of the Mississippi River. It is also called the "Wedding Cake" for its appearance, which resembles New York's Flatiron Building. Its narrow, triangular form is a result of its location on Latham Square, where Telegraph Avenue branches off diagonally from Broadway.

San Francisco's old produce market once occupied part of today's downtown, the areas near the docks stretching northward from the Ferry Building. You can see the low-rise buildings going off this 1947 photo to the top and right (west and north), and the produce market started right in that area.

San Francisco's old produce market once occupied part of today's downtown, the areas near the docks stretching northward from the Ferry Building. You can see the low-rise buildings going off this 1947 photo to the top and right (west and north), and the produce market started right in that area.

The San Francisco Ferry Building with the Embarcadero freeway visible on the left, August 8, 1961.  This was a major fail for urban design, blocking off the waterfront.  (The freeway collapsed during the 1989 earthquake.)

The SF Ferry Building through the years

The San Francisco Ferry Building with the Embarcadero freeway visible on the left, August 8, 1961. This was a major fail for urban design, blocking off the waterfront. (The freeway collapsed during the 1989 earthquake.)

Digitized for the Oakland Museum of California Museum Technology Initiative for Educational Outreach, July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Photo: Oakland Museum Of California

A bird's-eye view of the building the Bay Bridge

Digitized for the Oakland Museum of California Museum Technology Initiative for Educational Outreach, July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Photo: Oakland Museum Of California

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