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Burn Zone: 1906

Burn Zone: 1906

"Van Ness Avenue -- limit of fire, San Francisco." Aftermath of the devastating earthquake of April 1906. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

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"I tell you, Maude ...

The neighborhood is finished. First thing you know, some vulgarian will build an eponymous prime rib restaurant on one of these lots, or even a motorcar dealership!"

I'm certainly open to correction, but this looks mightily like that stretch of Van Ness that still hosts the House of Prime Rib and was formerly the site of Isis Motors, your friendly purveyor of Morgan and other fine imported autos.

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