On the Western Edge – The Murphy Windmill and the streetcar bridge (Thumbnail image)


A then and now threesome; the top picture was taken in 1900 at the old streetcar bridge on the western edge of Golden Gate Park, two years before the Murphy Windmill was built. In the middle picture from the early 1940’s, streetcars were still crossing here. The bottom photo I took in August of 2015. The windmill that had become dilapidated by the 1970’s, has been restored, and the sails were set in motion again on this day.The embankment where the bridge crossed over, what is now Martin Luther King drive, can still be seen. The link below will allow you to see all of the posts for this series of pictures on the western edge of San Francisco.


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