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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 via SFMTA Photo Archives, Horace Chaffee, Board of Public Works Photographer

Aerial view of Embarcadero, Ferry Building and Port of San Francisco (ca. 1932) A large pedestrian bridge spanned the Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building until the late 1940s, after which pedestrians were not well treated for decades.

Preserving S.F.: Buildings saved, buildings lost and weird in-betweens

Aerial view of Embarcadero, Ferry Building and Port of San Francisco (ca. A large pedestrian bridge spanned the Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building until the late after which pedestrians were not well treated for decades.

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 2012 through June Photo: Oakland Museum Of California

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 This was a major fail for urban design, blocking off the waterfront. (The freeway collapsed during the 1989 earthquake.

Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park- visit this great city park and find something you'd lie to do. Sometimes we cross this bridge and walk up Strawberry Hill.

Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park- visit this great city park and find something you'd lie to do. Sometimes we cross this bridge and walk up Strawberry Hill.

Philophronesis

Longshoreman having lunch on the Pier in San Francisco, near the site of the Waterbar, by Dorothea Lange, 1937

Postcards from San Francisco: The Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Plaza

post card c. 1950 - "Ferry Building, Western America's International Headquarters for Buyers and Sellers engaged in World Wide Commerce, San Francisco.

The California Building, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, Cal. (1915)

The California Building, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, Cal.

Justin Herman Plaza in 1970, with the (now-demolished) Embaradero Freeway and (still extant) San Francisco Ferry Building in the backgroun :: San Francisco Public Library, James A. Scott Collection

Justin Herman Plaza in with the (now-demolished) Embaradero Freeway and (still extant) San Francisco Ferry Building in the background :: San Francisco Public Library, James A.

San Francisco Ferry Building 1941

San Francisco Bay Bridge San Francisco City View Commercial Fishing in San Francisco San Francisco Fishing Fleet Fishe.

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