30 July 2016

San Francisco's West Portal District, the Sigmund Stern Grove and the Sunset District: 30 July 2016

 A walk from the SFMTA West Portal Station to Geary Boulevard.

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This is an L-Taraval streetcar leaving the West Portal Station and traveling to the San Francisco Zoo.

The approximate distance traveled as tracked by GPS was 7 miles (11.3 kilometers). The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 579 feet (176 meters). Mile markers are shown on the route’s track. 
The Muni Metro West Portal Station. An L-Taraval streetcar's headlights are visible in the tunnel. 
This picture was taken from the front of the West Portal Station. The view is looking south down West Portal Avenue. It is cold and foggy with drops of water falling from the sky... lovely
 The massive French Chateau style residential building is part of an 11-acre parcel known as Arden Wood, a Christian Scientist residential care facility. 
This is a farmhouse that was built in the 1870s by the Greene Family. It is now used mainly for wedding receptions. It is a part of Sigmund Stern Grove. 
A view of the location of Stern Grove Festival. The workmen are preparing the site for tomorrow's performance by the San Francisco Ballet. 
A seating area in the Stern Grove Festival. 
A pathway in Sigmund Stern Recreational Grove. 
A view of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and School. It is located on Vicente Street at 16th Avenue. 
This playground is a part of Edgewood Center for Children and Families
A view looking west from 30th Avenue. The Pacific Ocean can be seen in the distance when it's not foggy. 
 Shin Toe Bul Yi Korean Restaurant. It is located on Taraval Street at 30th Avenue.
Yes! The Pacific Ocean is visible, barely.
The house at 1471 30th Avenue was built by Doelger Home Styles. Mr. Doelger built so many homes in this area that the area is now known as Doelger City. The house is located in the Outer Sunset District and it appears that the structure was built sometime in the 1920s or 1930s. The style of this house was known as Mediterranean Revival. 


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