We’ve got a special treat for all you history buffs out there today.
Haighteration reader Jeff T. tipped us off to some amazing photos at the San Francisco Public Library dating as far back as the 1800s, including plenty of the Lower Haight. We’ve selected a few for you, and as a bonus we’ve taken some shots around the neighborhood to try to recreate the views as they appear today, to show you how things have (or haven’t) changed.
We ended up with too many for one post, so we’re splitting the collection into two parts. Today’s post features photos from Fillmore eastward. Tomorrow we’ll post west of Fillmore.
So, without further ado, hop into your DeLorean and crank it to 88mph, cuz we’re about to do some serious time travel right here.
Note: All old-timey photos courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library. The rest are haighteration’s.
That’s it for Part One. Come back tomorrow for Part Two — west of Fillmore. Pretty sure it’s gonna blow your mind!
Update 4/29/10: We’ve now posted Part Two.