Saturday, January 28, 2017

San Francisco's Mission District: 28 January 2017

The 18 April 1906 San Francisco earthquake occurred at 5:12 a.m. Because of the violent and prolonged shaking, which lasted approximately 42 seconds, the earthquake produced significant damage to a large number of buildings. It was also the cause of approximately 52 out-of-control fires that burned unabated for approximately three days. The many fires slowly worked their individual ways through a large area of San Francisco, causing death and destruction.


THEN  This picture was taken from Mission Delores Park on 19 April 1906, the day after the earthquake. The view is looking northeast. On the left is Mission High School, which first opened its doors to students in 1896. The school survived the earthquake and fire of 1906, but sadly, it was destroyed by fire in 1922. The high school was rebuilt, and the new campus reopened in 1927. 
All of the houses visible in this picture were, by the end of the day, consumed by flames. The boy at the bottom left of the photo appears distraught. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

NOW  This is a current view of the 19 April 1906 photograph. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This apartment building is located at the southwest corner of 18th Street and Valencia Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
Here is another apartment building. It is located at the northeast corner of 16th Street and Julian Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
This is a J Church Muni Metro streetcar heading towards Noe Valley. It is traveling on tracks which are contiguous with the western side of Mission Delores Park. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

Mission National Bank is located at 3060 16th Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A banda excelente is playing some rocking Mexican music, directly above the underground BART 24th Street Mission train station. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
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The Guerrero Hill Market is located on northeast corner of Guerrero Street and 22nd Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” -Dorothea Lange


The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photo galleries.

Panasonic GX7 camera body mounted with a Panasonic 14-42mm lens was used to take these photographs.

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