Union Square, Christmas Eve, 2021: Perfect weather and a perfect place to develop a touch of Christmas spirit instead of Omicron. (Thumbnail images)
The southeast corner of Geary Blvd, and Stockton Street in the 1950s: The Salvation Army playing Christmas songs was just the right touch. (San Francisco Pictures Blog)
The opposite corner of the previous picture, looking toward the City of Paris Department Store in another 1950s picture: That angry looking girl in the dark hoodie doesn’t look like she likes having her picture taken! Or maybe she’s mad at the guy she’s with. “But, honey, we can’t afford it!” (opensfhistory.org)
A crowd in the 1940s on the west side of Union Square and the same spot yesterday: The camera in the old photo is looking toward the old Macy’s Store. (SF Chronicle)
The northwest corner of Union Square, looking toward the old City of Paris Department Store in the 1930s, and on Christmas Eve, 2021: (opensfhistory.org)
3 thoughts on “Union Square, Christmas Eve, 2021”
The City of Paris. Gee, I barely remember that. I went to the old building in about 1990 with a bunch of classmates, and recognized the stained glass ceiling. Prior to that, I had no idea that I had been there before.
That’s the actual ceiling from the old City of Paris Department Store, demolished in 1980, Tony.
Oh, of course. I forget the chronology. I remember only the ceiling, so forget that the building is different.