Candlestick Before and After Stadium Built

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Unfinished History

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Candlestick Park on Opening Day 1960, its inaugural season as the San Francisco Giants home park.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

Opening Day at Candlestick Park - April 12, 1960

Video: California Pioneers of Santa Clara

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Candlestick Point, 1950, looking generally south towards San Bruno Mountain and the town of Brisbane. No ballpark, not even the land to build it on is yet present.

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco,CA

Candlestick Point, 1957, same view as above, seven years later, with a good deal of construction and landfilling underway.

Photo: San Francisco Planning Commission


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July 20, 1957: Highway 101 causeway with Brisbane Lagoon in foreground. Note Bayview Hill with no Candlestick landfill or stadium, nor does Candlestick Point State Recreation Area exist yet.

Charles Cushman Collection: Indiana University Archives (P09410)

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Candlestick Park after its completion in 1960.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

View southward from Hunter's Point, 1997.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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