I’m not sure what the children in the photo taken on the opening day of the Golden Gate Bridge represented. Also, the NO U TURN sign doesn’t mean that the group in the bottom photo had to walk all the way to Sausalito, it’s for the cars. (Thumbnail image)
Gertrude Stein, supposedly, said of Oakland,
“There is no there, there!”
Well, I worked “there, there” for years, and there is a there, there.
14th and Franklin, looking toward the City Hall Building:
19th and Broadway:
Ah, the old Grand Lake Theater, still alive and kicking after all these years.
The temple near Children’s Fairyland which opened in 1950: True story, a visit to Fairyland by Walt Disney inspired him to create Disneyland!
A 1940’s couple with baby stroll past the old Capwell’s Department Store on Broadway; later Called Emporium-Capwell’s, later called Sears, now closed and under renovation. The Paramount Theater sign is in the background.
14th and Webster in the early 1940’s: The older photo has so much more character.
The Paramount Theater in the 1920’s:
1944 – 14th and Broadway: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ one of my favorites! I like the couple in the middle.
“What did the guy look like who pinched you, honey?”
“Well, he was a sailor.” (Images of America)