16th and Folsom

Unfinished History

1905 16th St, at Folsom, looking east. Streetcars driving through flood, car 770 wnp32.0263.jpg

In 1905 streetcars struggle to pass through flooded intersection of 16th and Folsom. To the east the 16th Street hill goes up from Harrison to Bryant. Alongside this same block, from 1986-1995 resided the infamous underground music space, Komotion International.

Photo: OpenSFHistory.org wnp32.0263

16th and Shotwell circa 1904 looking west to South Van Ness wnp32.0307.jpg

16th and Shotwell, c. 1904, looking west towards South Van Ness (then Howard).

Photo: OpenSFHistory.org wnp32.0307

Pacific Chemical Works 16th st near Mission Creek 1868-69 AAC-7282.jpg

Pacific Chemical Works at 16th near Mission Creek in 1868-69, was probably very near the same location as the photo below.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library


U.S. Steel building at 16th and Folsom, 1960s, later converted to a MUNI barn.

Photo: Francisco FloresLanda

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