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San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Fall 2019

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Fall 2019

Fall 2019 – North Beach: Washington Square, 1862 The bustle of Filbert between Powell and Stockton in 1862. This is present-day Washington Square Park in North Beach. Every quarter we put out our “Local Insights” newsletter that has seasonal insights about the current San Francisco real estate market, local events, art, food, volunteer opportunities, and […]

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Summer 2019

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Summer 2019

Summer 2019 – Fulton Chutes For seven frolicking years from 1902-1907, the Richmond District was home to the “largest pleasure resort in America” – the Chutes! First introduced in London as a big toy for the wealthy and called the “Toboggan Slide,” chutes franchises appeared all over Europe in the late 19th century. The thrill […]

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Spring 2019

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Spring 2019

Spring 2019 – Midwinter Fair, 1894 The California Midwinter International Exposition, which took place in Golden Gate Park in 1894 and drew more than two million visitors, was the brainchild of San Francisco Chronicle publisher Michael de Young. The United States was suffering through an economic depression in 1893. De Young and his fellow organizers […]

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Fall 2018

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Fall 2018

Fall 2018 – Alta Plaza Park Alta Plaza consists of four square blocks at the top of Pacific Heights and overlooks much of San Francisco’s Marina and Cow Hollow Districts, the Presidio, Fort Mason and Alcatraz. It is bordered by Jackson Street on the north, Clay Street to the south, and with Steiner and Scott […]

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Summer 2018

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Summer 2018

Summer 2018 – Market Street, 1860 Every quarter we put out our “Local Insights” newsletter that has seasonal insights about the current San Francisco real estate market, local events, art, food, volunteer opportunities, and a San Francisco historical photo contest. This page is a collection of the past contest photos with descriptions. In order to […]