Candlestick Before and After Stadium Built

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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


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


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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