sf history

24 Jan 2020

This 1966 Video of Market Street Neon Signs is Spellbinding

Off Menu is Sponsored by Bender’s because they are badass. Drop by and make some bad decisions with good people. As Market Street makes news for preparing to go car free next week, it’s pretty amazing to take a peek at this video of what it looked like in the

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
22 Oct 2019

Hundreds of 1850’s-1900’s Photos Surfaced of San Francisco!

314 New Photographs added the San Francisco Historical Open 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

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 1
22 Oct 2019

Hundreds of Photos Surfaced of San Francisco from 1850’s-1900’s

314 New Photographs added the San Francisco Historical Open 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

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
03 Sep 2019

Drawn From the City : Ashley

DRAWN FROM THE CITY: Illustrations and Interviews of SF’s Best, first appeared in The Bold Italic in 2015 and ran through 2016. We at broke-assstuart.com liked them so much we asked Crystal if we could put them out again as a time capsule of SF’s creative scene during the height of the

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28 May 2019

Did San Francisco’s Oldest Bar, The Saloon, Actually Burn Down in 1906?

The Saloon, in North Beach, is regularly touted as San Francisco’s oldest bar, dating back to 1861. While other bars were started sooner, their original buildings were destroyed during the 1906 earthquake and fire. The Saloon miraculously survived thanks to the firefighters and sailors that stretched a hose from the

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01 Feb 2018

SFCentric History: Some of the Coolest Things Said About San Francisco

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. San Francisco is an incredible

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26 Jan 2018

SFCentric History: 6 San Francisco Natives That Did Big Things

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. San Francisco is a magical,

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