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Lilac Street: 1936

Lilac Street: 1936

February 1936. "Lilac Street, Mission District, San Francisco. Rent fifteen dollars a month for three rooms." The alley seen earlier here. Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Contrast

Lilac Street is considerably more colorful these days:

Little kid ...

... peering out of the upstairs window would be about 85 years old now, if he lived.

Perspective?

The median price of a home (May '17) in San Fran is $1,194,300 so in comparison, today a person would have to make just under $120,000 PER MONTH.

Perspective

During the 30s my dad made the total of $50 a month or about that. Mom told me they bought their first home for $500. Times were hard all over.

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