In Sunnyside there are not many of the famous ‘painted ladies’ that San Francisco is renown for, yet all houses have stories to tell. Many of the stories here are of working class immigrant families who lived lives far outside of the spotlight of the society pages.  I find the often faint traces these families have left to be all the more compelling–tragedies and triumphs that might otherwise remain invisible. Stories of houses and the families who lived in them indexed below.

234 Joost Ave, about 1915. From outsidelands.org
234 Joost Ave, about 1915. From outsidelands.org