Treasure Island was built by dredging and then dumping imported debris into the shoals of the north side of Yerba Buena Island in 1939. An island to help host and show off the Golden Gate International Exposition. A lot of the buildings were made of wood or plaster, built quickly,
The oldest known living person in San Francisco — and in the entire state of California, for that matter — was Balboa Park resident Lucy Mirigian, born in 1906 in Western Armenia, what we now call Turkey. Lucy Mirrigian passed away at home with her family on Friday, February 12.
This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under
San Francisco’s 80+ year old Coca-Cola Billboard will be taken down and destroyed, on the orders of Coca-cola themselves.
Carville, San Francisco. The bohemian beach neighborhood created by San Francisco artists, and made out of discarded railcars that stood from 1895-1930’s. Yes, this is a magical piece of SF History. In 1895 the Market Street Railway Company began selling old abandoned horse-drawn railcars, “$20 with seats, $10 without. ”
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 1960s.
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
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
OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! 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