Mapping San Francisco, 1927 & 2009Presentation Transcript
Charting the Past Using an Old Map Cynthia McCarthy, 220-02, Fall 2009
Saving an Old Map
This old map has many unusual features
This map lists existing theaters and banks in 1927
Maps chart developmentover eight decades
Our Tour Map
Let’s start at Ocean Beach
Housing replaces an amusement park
Sand dunes become neighborhoods
Kennedy & King drive change Nearly a century after Golden Gate Park’s development, streets are renamed after slain leaders
Golden Gate Park ca. 1927
Sutro Forest, 1927 & 2009
Sutro Forest on a foggy day Entrance to Sutro Forest from Belgrave Street In the forest looking north
Take maps with a grain of salt Stanyan Street ends here But not according to Google!
Satellite photos show a street that is not there!
Onward to Laurel Heights We leave Sutro Forest, lower left, to go to Laurel Heights, upper center, from the shrunken forest to the cemeteries that are no longer there.
Cemeteries were moved out of The City
Baseball field, cemeteries gone
A new street was added here Euclid Street goes through former cemetery Living residents only!
A bus barn now operateswhere graves were
What is the history of your house or neighborhood? Was it an amusement park, a baseball field or a graveyard? Are you sure you want to know? If you do…
Find your city’s history center Your town’s history center probably has a revealing map. Just Google “city history centers” to find yours. http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/librarylocations/sfhistory/sfhistory.htm http://history.oldcolo.com/http:// www.gothamcenter.org/ http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/ http://www.hammondindiana.com/history.htm