About this collection

The flatter parts of Eureka Valley were developed in the late 19th century, resulting in a landscape that is predominately modest Victorian row housing.  Except at the western edge, the street grid is a classic San Francisco grid of rectangular blocks and straight, compass-oriented streets.  In terms of understanding the Eureka Valley neighborhood, its two sub-regions, The Castro and Eureka Valley, should be considered as a whole.  However, this collection is distinguished from Kirkeberg's "Castro" collection, which focuses on the commercial streets of Market, Castro and 18th, while the edges of this sub-region are Buena Vista and Duboce Triangle with 17th and Market as the northern boundaries, Twin Peaks East with Upper Market as the western boundary, Noe Valley and 21st Street to the south, and The Mission District and Dolores Street/Church Street to the east.


The Max Kirkeberg Collection is maintained by Academic Technology in collaboration with Emeritus Geography Professor Max Kirkeberg and the SF State Geography Department.
All resources are available for public use provided that images and content are cited and attributed to the Max Kirkeberg Collection.

For questions about the collection please contact geog@sfsu.edu.