314 New Photographs added to the OpenSFHistory archive! If you’re like us, you love historical photography of San Francisco. Looking through a looking glass into the past and comparing it with the present, lends a certain magical realism to our current lives. See Market Street before the 1906 earthquake, nob
Celebrate Halloween at San Francisco’s premiere haunted walking tour, the San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour. Founded in 1998 by local raconteur and paranormal investigator Jim Fassbinder, this decades-old tradition combines San Francisco’s rich haunted history with storytelling, insider gossip, and a magic twist provided by San Francisco Ghost Hunt’s current owner-operator, award-winning magician
The East Bay is nearly impossible to define as a whole. It’s a sprawling, urban area that includes two counties, two area codes and a population of over 2.7 million people. There is no one neighborhood or city that truly can encompass everything that the East Bay is. But there
It’s rough being a Giants fan these days. With the organization’s legendary Manager Bruce Bochy retiring, and the team working on its 3rd consecutive losing season, things aren’t as bright as they were during the Championship years of 2010, 2012 and 2014, when San Francisco dominated all of baseball. Businesses
Ed Hardy: Deeper Than Skin at the de Young museum is the first museum retrospective of renowned tattoo artist and California native Ed Hardy tracks his goal of elevating the tattoo from its subculture status to an important visual art form. The exhibition surveys Hardy’s life in art that has as
“All outstanding overdue fines will be cleared from all patron records. No exceptions, no questions. You are fabulously fine free.” – SF Public Library Somewhere in San Francisco there is a bibliophile shouting in ecstasy and popping a Champagne bottle, before quickly being shushed by a librarian, because they no
Two new affordable housing developments just off of the Embarcadero in the northeast waterfront will welcome residents who will live above layers of history. Developers BRIDGE Housing Corporation and The John Stewart Company broke ground July 9 on 125 units for individuals and families at 88 Broadway and 53 for
San Francisco is 49 square miles of unique neighborhoods and beautiful natural environments, each with their own histories, personalities and characteristics.