Exposition City Map

Next Friday, December 4th, will be the 100th anniversary of the closing of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The best thing still left from that fair is the Palace of Fine Arts. To me, the next best thing is this 1912 Exposition City map that I first saw years ago in the Wells Fargo History Room on Montgomery Street of what the upcoming fair was going to look like. There are so many things NOT to see in this map; no Golden Gate or Bay Bridges, no Coit Tower or City Hall, and nothing but sand west of Twin Peaks where the Sunset District is today. If you click on this link below, it opens up to David Rumsey’s terrific version of this map that you can zoom in on for a great look at 1912 San Francisco. Alright, so they spelled Fisherman’s Wharf wrong, who’s gonna notice!      


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