West at the north side of 16th Street from Dolores Street - 1983

About This Item

A funeral home and a whole block of Edwardian flats; Maps showing the edge of the 1906 fire have Dolores Street as the western boundary of the fire. It is therefore confusing that blocks such as this have no Victorians. In fact, the landscape is the same as those that would have burned and been rebuilt. A possible explanation might be that if the Victorians in the area were small and scattered, and with the intense need for housing after the fire, that these low-density neighborhoods would have been razed for higher-density housing. The corner building is the Comisky-Roche Funeral Home. It would later be converted into a gay Jewish synagogue.

Created by
Kirkeberg, Max
Date
2/20/83
Slide ID
EV-16th-3300-01
Type
35 mm slide
Format
TIFF
Source
Max Kirkeberg Collection
Locale
San Francisco, California
Rights
Public
Views
1074

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