Last summer, I photographed a series of bird’s-eye views of the central city, which I am just now getting around to processing and editing. Rather than wait until they are all finished, I will post them in small batches as I go, starting with these.
“Central City” (2014)
“Market and Taylor” (2014)
“Central Market” (2014)
Source: California State Library
Old City Hall, circa 1900.
San Francisco’s urban fabric has undergone many changes since I first began documenting the central city back in 2003. Signs removed, buildings razed; much has simply disappeared. Soon, even more will vanish. With this in mind, I have reviewed my old material to see just how much of it needs to be updated. Unsurprisingly, there is much to be done, for not only has the City changed, but my writing and photography have also evolved. For starters, I have completely rewritten and expanded my piece about Marshall Square. I hope you enjoy it.
“City Hall” (2011)
Nuala Walters interviewed me for Hoodline last week, and you can read the results right here.
Hoodline recently teamed up with the Central City Extra to cover midtown San Francisco. Expect good things to come of this collaboration.
“Imperial Theater” (2014)
I am currently working on an extensive post about the Market Street Theater and Loft Historic District. Stay tuned.
Source: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
Imperial Theater, 1919.
Be forewarned: it is not a happy story. For example, extensive alterations over the years have made the Imperial Theater an “intrusion,” meaning it does not have the protections afforded by “historic” status. Very soon, it will be demolished and replaced by — what else? — high-rise condominiums.