Then and Now: Comparing changes in Sunnyside through photographs

Series of posts using photo comparisons. By post date. See below for list by location.


BROKEN DOWN BY STREET OR TYPE:

MONTEREY BOULEVARD

VIEWS

CONGO ST

CIRCULAR AVE

DETROIT ST

DIAMOND ST

EDNA ST

FOERSTER ST

HEARST AVE

JOOST AVE

JUDSON AVE

MANGELS AVE

MARSTON AVE

OCEAN AVE

SAN JOSE AVE

Sunnyside street-name changes, new and old

Phelan Ave street sign. Photo: Amy O'Hair

Next week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors votes to approve changing the name of Phelan Avenue to Frida Kahlo Way. This is far from the first such change for this neighborhood’s streets, and a good occasion to look at the several other name changes over the years since its beginning.

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1891. Sunnyside homestead map. About 3’x6′. Photographed and montaged by Amy O’Hair. San Francisco History Center. San Francisco Public Library. View larger.
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Detail from southwest corner of Sunnyside homestead map. Only three of eight street names here are still in use. View larger. 

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