Move slider to compare photographs. Before there was Glen Park Station bar, there was Glen Club (on right). Before Canyon Market, a small Safeway (on left). View larger here. Look at other comparison photographs here.
Move slider to compare photographs. Looking east. Fire station at Ocean and San Jose built 1906 (now gone) visible in center. United Railroads car shops on right, now Muni yard. Southern Pacific railroad tracks in foreground (horizontal) now I-280 freeway (below bridge). View larger here. Look at other comparison photographs here.
More example of advertising for the Sunnyside district in San Francisco newspapers in the first years, 1891-1892. Also see this post.
Note the frequent use of white space, clean-looking typefaces, and asymmetrically positioned text blocks, a bit ahead of their time–favorite features of midcentury advertisers decades later.
After Sunnyside was laid out and lots went on sale in San Francisco in 1891, there were a lot of unusual newspaper advertisements pushing property sales in the new district during that first year. (Read the second post in this series here.)
The initial splash took place on Sunday 26 April 1891, with half-page ads in at least three San Francisco newspapers: the Chronicle, the Call, and the Examiner. Read more
In the 1880s and 1890s, a reclusive man named Nelson Shoots dug deep mine shafts in search of gold in the rocky hills a half-mile west of Sunnyside, in Sutro’s forest of eucalyptus trees. He worked his claim for over seventeen years, the public learned, when his exploits came to light as he lay on his deathbed in the spring of 1898. The San Francisco Call devoted a whole page to the story, complete with illustrations.