Waaaay back in the 1990s.

Hah, I still have favorite clothes I wear that I bought in the 1990s! Usually, I don’t update posts about anything more contemporary than the 1980s, but to my alarming awareness, the 1990s may be vintage years now, as well. (Thumbnail images)

Taken from the northeast corner of Gough and Hayes Streets, looking west along Hayes, on a gloomy Halloween Eve: This portion of the Central Freeway in the background was closed by this time due to the Loma Prieta Earthquake of October of 1989. It was demolished in 1992. The long standing argument on how to pronounce Gough Street, like cough or though, even had Herb Caen write about it in one of his columns. (Bold Italic)

On the opposite southeast corner of Gough and Hayes, demolition had already begun on the Central Freeway when the top picture was taken. (Bold Italic)

Page Street and Octavia Blvd., looking north toward the Central Freeway: In keeping with the spirit of a Halloween Eve, this portion of the old freeway here, although convenient, sure was a monstrosity. (Pinterest)

Market Street, looking east past Octavia: The demolition of the northern part of the Central Freeway caused a traffic mess on Market Street, but the Octavia Throughway that replaced it, (that’s through like boo, not cough) is a really pretty drive. (hoodline.com)

I took this slide picture, looking north from Mission Street, in September of 1991. The demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway, also closed due to the Loma Prieta Earthquake, had reached the Ferry Building by this time.

I’m not sure what was going on here at Columbus Ave. and Green Street in the late 1990s. Dan Quayle had indicated that he might run for president around this time, but I don’t know if that’s the main theme of the parade. (medium.com, Jay Hinman)

One thought on “Waaaay back in the 1990s.

  • The first few pairs of pictures demonstrate why Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’ is both a good and bad tree. It certainly is pretty, and it certainly grows fast; but it grows too fast, and gets too big.

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