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There Goes the Neighborhood: 1906

There Goes the Neighborhood: 1906

"Edge of burned district, corner of Franklin and Sacramento Streets, San Francisco." Aftermath of the April 18, 1906, earthquake and fire. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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One Left

One street over to the right (Clay St) reveals one home still remaining.

Interesting Architecture

Of course those houses did not ultimately withstand the test of time. They wouldn't meet todays building code either. But that's too bad because I find the style to be interesting. Does anyone know what the architectural style was called?

[They're various flavors of Victorians, here roughly Second Empire, Italianate and Queen Anne. Thousands of pre-earthquake Victorians survive, including a number of this size. -tterrace]

Beautiful homes

The fire even reached the telephone pole right in front of the house. Amazing.

[Note roof damage and boarded-up windows. - Dave]

Note: Roof damage and window damage were most likely from the "Earthquake" not the fire.

Tant pis

"At least our view of the Bay is now unobstructed."

How terrifying

How terrifying to have lived in those houses and wonder if the fire was going to reach you. I wonder if they suffered survivors' guilt afterwards.

Not a total loss

At least The Munsters house was left intact.

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