Open Shutter to the Past: San Francisco in Pictures – Cows in Haight Ashbury (1892)

Happy Photo Friday! It’s hard to believe that San Francisco was at one point covered in farms. Don’t believe me? This photo is of the Lange Dairy and was taken in 1892. The scene is looking SW to Sutro Forest from present site of Cole and Carl. Prior to the area being developed for housing, there was a lake (Laguna Seca) at the valley below Cole and Parnassus – known as Cole Valley today.