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'''<font face = arial light> <font color = maroon> <font size = 3>Unfinished History</font></font> </font>'''
  
'''In 1943, the iron towers that had crowned each intersection of Fillmore Street for decades, originally built as a gateway to the [[SAILING TO BYZANTIUM: 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition]] at the Marina, were torn down as scrap metal for WWII.'''
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'''Fillmore Street at Sutter looking north, 1921. At left is a battery-powered delivery truck and behind it is a Model T Ford jitney, a competitor to the United Railroads service.'''
  
== Photographs of the dismantling of the Fillmore Arches, torn down for scrap metal during World War II. ==
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''Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco''
  
[[Image:westaddi$ppie-fillmore-scrap-1943.jpg]]
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[[Image:westaddi$fillmore-ppie-towers.jpg]]
  
Arches from the PPIE on Fillmore being torn down in 1943.
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'''In 1943, the iron towers that had crowned each intersection of Fillmore Street for decades, originally built as a gateway to the [[SAILING TO BYZANTIUM: 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition| 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition]] at the Marina, were torn down as scrap metal for WWII.'''
  
Contributors to this page include:
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''Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco''
  
''Gaar Collection,San Francisco,CA - Publisher or Photographer ''
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[[Image:1919 fillmore district news nameplate.jpg]]
  
Gaar Collection,San Francisco,CA - Publisher or Photographer
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'''The arches graced the nameplate of the Fillmore District News in 1919.'''
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''Image: courtesy of [http://newfillmore.com The New Fillmore] newspaper archives.''
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[[Image:westaddi$ppie-fillmore-scrap-1943.jpg]]
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'''Arches from the PPIE on Fillmore being torn down in 1943.'''<br>''Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco''
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:59, 5 September 2014

Unfinished History

Fillmore-street-1921.jpg

Fillmore Street at Sutter looking north, 1921. At left is a battery-powered delivery truck and behind it is a Model T Ford jitney, a competitor to the United Railroads service.

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco

Westaddi$fillmore-ppie-towers.jpg

In 1943, the iron towers that had crowned each intersection of Fillmore Street for decades, originally built as a gateway to the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition at the Marina, were torn down as scrap metal for WWII.

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco

1919 fillmore district news nameplate.jpg

The arches graced the nameplate of the Fillmore District News in 1919.

Image: courtesy of The New Fillmore newspaper archives.

Westaddi$ppie-fillmore-scrap-1943.jpg

Arches from the PPIE on Fillmore being torn down in 1943.
Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco

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