Street Closure Sunday – The Embarcadero

Last Sunday was another street closure day in San Francisco; the Embarcadero was closed to auto traffic from Broadway to AT&T Park. Got a chance to dust off the old bike and take it over on BART for a ride and some then and nows courtesy of


The north side of the Ferry Building in 1941:


A military parade at Pier 3 in the early 1930’s:


“Hey, did I tell you the one about the farmer’s daughter and the traveling salesman?”

Army troops at Pier 1 during the labor strike that shut down the waterfront in 1934:


The old Southern Pacific Building looking across the Embarcadero from the Ferry Building in 1940:


The YMCA Building south of the Ferry Building in July of 1938:


The Embarcadero at Folsom Street looking north toward the Ferry Building in 1938: All of the old piers here were demolished in the 1980’s. Also, the Embarcadero has been reconfigured here for the Rincon Point Park with its giant “Cupid’s Arrow” on the right.


The Hills Brothers Coffee Building with the Bay Bridge in the back in 1938:

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