Windy and spooky! Most of the vintage pictures here were taken during the 1940s and 1950s from the rediscovered Life Magazine photographer Fred Lyon.
Mason Street at Turk in the 1950s:
Grant Avenue, next to Old Saint Mary’s Church: Well, I hope that they got their Uber ride. Oh wait, Uber didn’t exist back then. The little Chinese telephone booth is gone now.
Kearny Street looking south in the 1950s: Fred Lyon’s picture here looks more like a painting.
The Fairmont Hotel looking north toward the Brocklebank Apartments:
The Huntington Hotel from Huntington Park minus the fog in my picture:
Grant Avenue in Chinatown looking north toward Sacramento Street:
A wonderful nighttime view looking east from the Top of the Mark long ago: (blogspot.com)