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Picturing The Western Addition, Then & Now

Photos: Rick Marr/Hoodline
By Rick Marr - Published on March 21, 2016.

Recently, we've looked at the tumultuous story of urban renewal and its aftermath in the Fillmore. Today, with some help from the SFMTA's Historical Photo Archive, we bring you a look at how the Western Addition's streets and houses looked in the early 20th century, after the 1906 earthquake brought new residents to the neighborhood, but before the changes of the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

We juxtaposed those old photos with shots of the neighborhood from today, so take a look at what's changed over the course of the last century:

McAllister Street and Webster Street, Looking West

1912:

2016:

Eddy Street and Webster Street, Looking West

1919:

March 2016:

McAllister Street and Webster Street, Looking East

1912:

2016:

Geary Street West from Steiner Street

1911:

2016:

McAllister Street Looking West From Buchanan Street

1919:

2016:

Ellis Street and Fillmore Street, Looking East

1914:


2016:

Looking West on Ellis Street at Webster Street

1908:

2016:

Ellis Street and Buchanan Street, Looking East

1920:


2016:

Hayes Street Looking East from Buchanan Street

1912:

2016:


Hayes Street Looking West from Laguna

1906:

2016

Turk Street and Laguna Street Looking East

1915:

2016:

Previously: Then And Now: Lincoln Way In Photos,  Picturing The Outer Sunset Then & Now, Then & Now Polk Street Edition, Then & Now: Fillmore Street in Photos, Before & After Redevelpment, Tenderloin: Then & Now In Photos, Then & Now Divisadero Edition, Then & Now, Castro Edition

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