THEN: This is a view from the Laguna Honda Reservoir looking north. The picture was taken in 1929. The man on the left with the cane is San Francisco city engineer Michael O'Shaughnessy (1864-1934). City engineer O'Shaughnessy was born in Ireland; he emigrated to the U.S. in 1885. In 1912 San Francisco Mayor James Rolph chose him as the city's chief engineer. He was responsible for many San Francisco civic construction projects, including the construction of the Twin Peaks Reservoir, the Municipal Railway System, the Stockton Street Tunnel, the Twin Peaks Tunnel and his greatest project, the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Thank you, Michael O'Shaughnessy!
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