|THEN The Little Shamrock Irish Pub is located on Lincoln Way at Ninth Avenue; and is across the street from Golden Gate Park.|
|THEN Henry Doelger was a prolific builder of houses in the Sunset District. His most active period was during the 1930s. There is a section of the Sunset District that is known as Doelger City. This building was his main office. The right portion of this office building was built in 1932; the left wing was added in 1940. (Image courtesy of Mark Weinberger and the History Guild of Daly City/Colma.)|
|NOW The exterior of the building looks very similar to the way it looked seventy-seven years ago. The building is located on the north side of Judah Street, between Eight Avenue and Ninth Avenue. In 2012 the building became San Francisco historic landmark No. 265.|
|THEN The Loma Prieta earthquake struck on 17 October 1989. This brick apartment building, located on Judah Street at Seventh Avenue, was built in the 1920s. It received severe earthquake damage, and the City of San Francisco disallowed any continued occupancy of the building; the owner of the building demolished the structure. (Image courtesy of Lorri Ungaretti.)|
|NOW This replacement apartment building was constructed in the early 1990s.|
|NOW The apartment building is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Ninth Avenue and Kirkham Street. A clothing cleaning store now occupies the commercial space.|
|NOW The apartment building. Note that the brick building that housed the Safeway market is still standing.|
|THEN This is a photo of a gas station as seen in 1951. It is located on Judah Street at Forty-fifth Avenue. Image courtesy of Western Neighborhoods Project.|
|NOW The gas station building is now desolate; it is boarded-up and behind a fence.|
|THEN This photo was taken in 1951. Roth's Drugs occupied the building; it is located on Irving Street at the southeast corner of Twenty-first Avenue. Image courtesy of Western Neighborhoods Project.|
|NOW This is the same building with the tower removed. The structure is now occupied by a branch of the Bank of the Orient.|
|THEN This is a picture of a gas station located on Irving Street. The photograph was taken in the 1940s. The gas station closed in the 1990s.|
|NOW The remains of the gas station are still in place. The location is on Irving Street at Sixteenth Avenue.|
NOW The streetcar tracks are gone. Cars now rule Twentieth Avenue. Golden Gate Park is ahead. This photo was taken 16 June 2017.
|THEN This photo was taken in the late 1930s. The building, located on Noriega Street at Twentieth Avenue, housed a grocery market and a pharmacy. Image courtesy of John J. Hills.|
|NOW The building is now occupied by East West Bank. I'm not trying to be confusing, but this view is looking southeast.|
|THEN This photo of the Hibernia Bank was taken in 1976. The bank was located on Noriega Street at Twenty-second Avenue. Image courtesy of Western Neighborhoods Project.|
THEN This is the interior of the Hibernia Bank. The date is Monday, 15 April 1974; the time is 10:05 a.m. This image is from a security camera located in the bank. The bank is in the process of being robbed. Both the man and the woman in the picture are each holding a short-barreled M1 Carbine rifle. This bank robbery was unusual; the two robbers in this picture are Patty Hearst and Donald DeFreeze. They are both members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, and the SLA is on the offensive. More information about the SLA can be seen at the bottom of this gallery of photographs.
NOW Hibernia Bank is no longer in business. The building is now occupied by North East Medical Services.
|THEN This photo was taken in 1951. The building contained a medical/dental business in addition to having a drug store on the ground level. Image courtesy of Western Neighborhoods Project.|
|NOW A Vietnamese restaurant is located on the ground floor of the building; the restaurant has been at this location since 1971. The location is at the southwest corner of Judah Street and Forty-sixth Avenue.|
NOW This is a view of the locale as seen today. The sand dunes are still visible.
|THEN In 1926, this building was constructed as a movie theater. The Surf Theatre was the third theatre to occupy the building. The Surf Theatre opened in 1957 and closed in 1985. The location is on the north side of Irving Street, just west of forty-sixth Avenue.|
|NOW The old theatre building is now home to the San Francisco Grace Christian Church.|
|THEN Busy Bee Market occupied this building from the 1960s through the 1990s. Image courtesy of Robert Herbert.|
|NOW Today the building is occupied by the Mollusk Surf Shop. The location is at the northwest corner of Irving Street and Forty-sixth Avenue. The Pacific Ocean is nearby; the tides and rip currents are dangerous, and the water is frigid all year long. There are resilient surfers who live in the area who are always ready to go surfing.|
|THEN This photo was taken in 1926, while workers were constructing the turnaround for the new N-Judah streetcar line. The turnaround is being built at the western terminus of Judah Street, a few hundred yards from Ocean Beach and the Pacific Ocean.|
|NOW A two-car N-Judah streetcar is visible and is in the process of turning around and traveling to downtown San Francisco. The N-Judah streetcar line is the busiest streetcar route in the city. This picture was taken from a sand dune.|
|The distance traveled was approximately 6.2 miles (10.0 kilometers). The cumulative elevation gain was about 369 feet (112 meters). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated track. Click on the image to see the full-size map.|
The Symbionese Liberation Army 1973 - 1975
Strange, indeed. Hearst’s kidnappers were part of a small group of self-styled revolutionaries called the Symbionese Liberation Army. The group distinguished itself with slogans like “death to the fascist insect that preys upon the life of the people.”
Three days after the kidnapping, the SLA announced that they were keeping Hearst as a “prisoner of war.” They imprisoned her in a small studio apartment at 1827 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco.
Patty Hearst issued a series of tape-recorded verbal messages over a period of a few weeks. Among other things, she criticized her family’s poor response to the food distribution demand, and eventually declared she had joined the revolution and that “I would never choose to live the rest of my life surrounded by pigs like the Hearsts.”
|NOW This is 1827 Golden Gate Avenue today. It appears that all is now peaceful and quiet. This photo was taken on 5 June 2017|
|NOW This is the view seen from within the entryway to 1827 Golden Gate Avenue. This photo was taken on 5 June 2017.|
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