These coders used 13,000 old photos to make a Google Street View map of San Francisco in the 1800s

Posted on October 10, 2016 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS MAGAZINE


Visit the site here, or look below for some of the best photos we saw from the 1800s, marked with their locations in the city. (All photos via San Francisco History Center/San Francisco Public Library.)


POINT LOBOS AVENUE AND 43RD, DICK’S SALOON, 1890


CENTRAL PARK, 8TH AND MISSION, CIRCA 1887


GROUP OF PEOPLE OVERLOOKING THE CLIFF HOUSE FROM SUTRO HEIGHTS, 1890


BUSH STREET, WEST OF KEARNY, 1877


PALM AVENUE IN JEFFERSON SQUARE, 1881


VIEW FROM CITY HALL, LOOKING SOUTH DOWN 8TH AT CENTRAL PARK, 1896


WOODWARD’S GARDENS, 1864


CALIFORNIA STREET, LOOKING EAST FROM MONTGOMERY, 1865


EXTERIOR OF THE WHAT CHEER HOUSE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SACRAMENTO, BELOW MONTGOMERY, 1865


BUILDING ON NORTHEAST CORNER OF FRONT AND CALIFORNIA, 1890


BALDWIN HOTEL BAR, 1880


STEUART STREET, 1864


J. C. FLOOD MANSION, CALIFORNIA STREET, 1886


ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SACRAMENTO STREET AND VAN NESS, 1895


SACRAMENTO AND VAN NESS, 1887


WOODWARD’S GARDENS, 1874


MISS LAKE’S SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES, CORNER SUTTER AND OCTAVIA, 1890


HOWARD STREET, LOOKING EAST FROM 6TH, 1866


1919 CALIFORNIA STREET, 1887


SOUTHERN PACIFIC PASSENGER DEPOT, 1879


CABLECAR AT SOUTH PARK, 1865


FIRE ENGINE NO. 13 AT 1458 VALENCIA, 1884


SHOTWELL STREET NEAR 20TH, SNOWFALL, 1887


THE WILLOWS, 18TH & VALENCIA, 1864


MUSICIANS PERFORMING OUTSIDE THE “HAUNTED SWING” AT THE MIDWINTER FAIR IN GOLDEN GATE PARK, 1894