Here is California Street at Powell looking east and down from Nob Hill in the 1920’s; just across the street from where previous picture was taken. (Thumbnail image)
Candlestick Park, long ago, and all that’s left today:
Candlestick Park getting ready for opening day:
I got a chance to tour Candlestick Park one last time before it closed forever.
“Touchdown 49ers!” They didn’t need me.
Joe Montana to Dwight Clark in 1982, “The Catch”. Easily, the San Francisco 49ers greatest moment at Candlestick Park. “The Catch” was where the ‘N’ is in the picture on the right.
The Beatles played their last live concert here, (If you don’t count the Let It Be concert on the top of Apple Studios) in 1966. Paul McCartney came back in August of 2014 to close out Candlestick with a concert.
A view of Candlestick from the Mezzanine Level in the 1962 film ‘Experiment in Terror’. The movie’s denouement was filmed at Candlestick Park during an actual Giants and Dodgers baseball game.
Ross Martin plays a kidnapper shot dead on the pitcher’s mound of Candlestick Park in ‘Experiment in Terror’. This was the comparable view after the park was enclosed for football
VJ Day on August 14, 1945 and San Francisco celebrates the end of World War Two on Market Street. Truth be told, although these rare color film images are historic and fun to look at, this eventually got out of hand, and continued for two more days after these pictures, resulting in a number of rapes, and 13 deaths. Here, at 7th and Market Streets, the Victory Parade approaches. Among some of the buildings still seen from here today are the peaked Humboldt Building on the right side of Market Street, and the Flood building on the left side of Market across from the Humboldt. (Vintage footage by C.R. Skinner – Thumbnail image)
I still get a kick out of this little, long ago cutie, defending her honor at Jones and Market Streets at the old Anglo Bank, now a check cashing business When a sailor puts a cap on her head and throws a kiss on her, she pushes him away and tosses the cap back at him. (Vintage footage by C.R. Skinner – Thumbnail image)
A Pan Am China Clipper flies over Fisherman’s Wharf in the 1930’s on its way to the Orient. The pier with the ship docked below the airplane’s tail is today’s Pier 39 tourist attraction. Pier 41, the large pier to the right, has been demolished, and is now a docking area for ferryboats. (Thumbnail image)