Broadway at Columbus Ave. The Sexsational, Totally Nude Girls on Stage, and the Love Act are gone now. And they call that progress!!! (Vintage photos by Santi Visalli)
Columbus was still discovering Coit Tower.
The Fairmont Hotel Lobby is a little easier on the eyes now than it was back then.
The Giants were still playing out at Candlestick Park; in fact, they were playing out there when the Loma Prieta Earthquake hit. I got a chance to explore Candlestick one last time in 2014 while the 49ers were playing their final season there. The ballpark was demolished in 2015.
‘Joe Turner’s Come and Gone’ was packing them in at the old Geary Theater. The Geary Theater was severely damaged during the Loma Prieta Earthquake.
Looking through the Neiman Marcus Rotunda toward the old Union Square before the 2002 remodeling of the Square:
3 thoughts on “Circa 1989: San Francisco around the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. (Thumbnail images)”
Christopher Columbus is GONE?! How stupidly . . . stupid! Okay, I won’t get started with that.
The City removed the statue to protect it from vandals during the demonstrations last spring.
Did you mention this before? It happened in San Jose also, but the statue was neither as massive, nor as historically important.