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Then & Now: Divisadero Edition

By Nuala Sawyer - Published on February 05, 2015.

Thanks to the SFMTA's photo archives, Historypin and the San Francisco History Center at the SF Public Library have a great selection of photos of our neighborhood from the turn of the 20th century. This was a time when cable cars reigned as the supreme form of transport, Southern Pacific Hospital was just being built, and firemen still used horses and carriages.

Let's take a peek back in time to what Divisadero used to look like—and how it appears today. 

Divisadero and Page streets, 1916 and today: 

(Photo: SFMTA Archives, Historypin)


Divisadero and Grove streets, 1946 and today: 

(Photo: San Francisco History Center, SFPL)


Divisadero and Fell streets, 1955 and today: 

(Photo: San Francisco History Center, SFPL)


Harding Theater, 1944 and today: 

(Photo: San Francisco History Center, SFPL)


Divisadero and Fulton streets, 1920 and today: 

(Photo: SFMTA Archives, Historypin)


Divisadero and Fulton streets, 1951 and today: 

(Photo: San Francisco History Center, SFPL)


For more journeys to the streets of San Francisco's past, check out our Castro and Market Street editions, plus four Lower Haight installments here, here, here and here

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