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Then And Now: 24th & Mission

By V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi - Published on November 16, 2016.
A railroad crossing between 24th and 25th streets, June 4, 1905. (Photo: SFMTA/Found SF)

The Mission overflows with history and diversity, even amidst waves of change. To show you how this neighborhood has transformed over the years, we compiled historical photos from one of its main intersections—24th and Mission—and juxtaposed them with current snapshots taken from the same vantage point. 

Mission Street between 24th and 25th streets, February 1907. (Photo is misidentified as being between 23rd and 24th.) | Photo: SFMTA/Found SF
The same intersection today. | Photo: V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi/Hoodline
Mission at 24th Street, 1966, from the Mission District Urban Design Study. | Photo: Eric Fischer
Photo: V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi/Hoodline
24th and Mission BART, 1970. | Photo: FoundSF/Burrito Justice
Photo: V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi/Hoodline

East side of Mission Street between 23rd & 24th Streets, 1926. | Photo: UC Berkeley Bancroft Library/Online Archive of California, Jesse Brown Cook Collection
Photo: V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi/Hoodline
24th and Mission in 1940. | Photo: wjm2234.com
Photo: V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi/Hoodline
2800 Mission Street in 1951. | Photo: San Francisco Assessor's Office Photo CollectionWestern Neighborhoods Project
Photo: V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi/Hoodline
The 24th Street-Mission BART station in 1981. | Photo: Gregg Mancuso, from the book In the Neighborhoods
Outside the station today. | Photo: V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi/Hoodline

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