Happy Friday! Hope you’re all out there managing to stay dry in this unpleasant weather. I’m surprised that the rain actually hasn’t been as heavy as the forecasters have predicted – based on all the news coverage the storms received, I was expecting 3 days of non-stop rain!
Anyhow, the San Francisco historical picture of the week is of flooded streets at the corner of Market and 14th Street from the rainy season in 1944.
The big building on the corner is gone today and in its place sits Safeway. You can even see the New Mint in the background.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s Photo Friday! Check back next week for another look at the City’s awesome past!
San Francisco Historical Photos
So I’m a bit of a sucker for some good ole’ San Francisco History. And I like pictures. Pictures make me smile. I like taking pictures, but mostly, I like looking at pictures. A photo gives us a tiny glimpse through the eye of the photgrapher that managed to capture the spirit of a split second of how the world once was. Sometimes a photo can rekindle a memory. Other times, a photo allows you to step back in time to a place you can’t have imagined existed without it. I love photos.
So, I thought that today was a great day to introduce you to a new weekly feature on my San Francisco Real Estate Blog – “Open Shutter to the Past: San Francisco in Pictures”, or better known as Friday to most people. And yes, I know that today isn’t Friday, but it’s my little New Year’s present to all of you!
So click on the above photo to get the full picture and to enjoy a taste of old San Francisco! This photo was taken at a New Year’s Eve party at the Palace Hotel in 1935.