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The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, June 30, 1907, Image 11

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Tht Sau Francisco Sunday Call.
ON* this pa^e is presented tho second installment of photographs of .the
San Francisco of many years ago which The Sunday Call Is publishing
for theintere3t and instruction of It 3 readers. The first five of th« old
\u0084 pictures appeared last Sunday. The third installment -will bepubllahed
.\> in the Sunday Magazine next "Sunday and the aeries will continue for a nutn-
£ \ b£i r of- wetUs. Tho pictures are reproduced fiom the negatives of a pioneer
photographer, which, happily, escaped destruction. In the fire. If tho successive
'- pages arc cut out and preserved they will constitute a most Interesting pte
. lorial .history of the city/'*
. .•" One of the photos reproducer! on this pagre s'.iotvs the Cliff house as It
\u25a0looked until tho time of its destruction by lire in the early '20*s. This buiid
ln?r bOKam« famous -around -the world and many distinguished men and. woman
,-' grazed at the Seal rocks from its porches.
Keachin.s: the summit of Telcsrapji hill totfa;' rn-ans-a beckbreaklnff climb.
but "it '.was not always ?o. Many years ajo the schen:e of a cravlty car line
. .up the hill was conceived carried out. Tho railway y.-as not a sreat finan
cial success and at Ungth the cars T^orc taken oft and the tracks removod.
Many middle arred m^n of the city attended, Isnatlus college when that
/ uccupicd tlie buildlntj shown in wie t»f tlie pictures, and stood on tho
it=outh aide of - Market street, opposite Powell, whtra th>^ PatrOtt building stands
today. A corner oT old St." Ignatius church, which adjoined the college on the
oitet, is seun' in tli e picture. On th^ .unoccupied <orner in the foreground now
stands the. Huge Fiood iiulJ'tlrfs I . '
The picture of .M;irl;ft stsect in ISSS shon? tiro orlsi«al home of thu
lllbernia bank at Market and Montgomery and the Maionjc toir.ple across Mont?
Vtre^t at the foot of Tost street. At ibc south side of Market stMit
the jjrouncl is beinc; cleared for the Grand hctsl.
The Sacramento rjvor. channel was deeo«v thaa it is now when the photo
graph of tho sidcwhpel steamboats \ys»s taken. These stoarafrs ran to Sacra
mento.and were of deeper draft than the stern wheel uoata which carry on tho
river trade today.
The old photographs to be reproduced next Sunday arc of particular Interest.

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