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



Eddy Street and Webster Street, Looking West


March 2016:

McAllister Street and Webster Street, Looking East



Geary Street West from Steiner Street



McAllister Street Looking West From Buchanan Street



Ellis Street and Fillmore Street, Looking East



Looking West on Ellis Street at Webster Street



Ellis Street and Buchanan Street, Looking East



Hayes Street Looking East from Buchanan Street



Hayes Street Looking West from Laguna



Turk Street and Laguna Street Looking East



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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