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'''Looking north down Fillmore Street about 1920 from Pacific Heights toward landfill which had hosted the [[SAILING TO BYZANTIUM: 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition|Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915]].'''
 
'''Looking north down Fillmore Street about 1920 from Pacific Heights toward landfill which had hosted the [[SAILING TO BYZANTIUM: 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition|Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915]].'''
  
''Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library''
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''Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library''
  
 
[[Image:Fillmore-north-from-Braodway-1903 72dpi.jpg|720px]]
 
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'''Fillmore north from Broadway, 1903.'''
 
'''Fillmore north from Broadway, 1903.'''
  
''Photo: Charles Ruiz collection''
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''Photo: C. R. collection''
  
 
'''FILLMORE STREET CARS'''
 
'''FILLMORE STREET CARS'''
  
 
And who could forget the intriguing, though at times temperamental, Fillmore streetcars? From Green to Broadway towered two massive Kilamanjaros, mixtures of dirt, grass and cobblestone. One single cable was attached both to the descending and ascending cars. By means of accurately synchronized bell signals both motormen knew exactly when to begin their runs, and the descending car would pull the ascending car uphill.  
 
And who could forget the intriguing, though at times temperamental, Fillmore streetcars? From Green to Broadway towered two massive Kilamanjaros, mixtures of dirt, grass and cobblestone. One single cable was attached both to the descending and ascending cars. By means of accurately synchronized bell signals both motormen knew exactly when to begin their runs, and the descending car would pull the ascending car uphill.  
 
''--from Walter de Vecchi, Marina Memories''
 
  
 
[[Image:Fillmore-north-1912.gif]]
 
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'''Fillmore Street north, as a truck is stuck trying to climb the hill, 1912.'''
 
'''Fillmore Street north, as a truck is stuck trying to climb the hill, 1912.'''
  
''Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA''
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''Photo: Private Collection''
  
 
[[Image:Fillmore-hill-w-car-1910.gif]]
 
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'''A new car poses on Fillmore Street, 1910.'''
 
'''A new car poses on Fillmore Street, 1910.'''
  
''Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA''
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''Photo: Private Collection''
  
 
''Marina Memories'', courtesy [http://www.calhistory.org/ California History Center]; De Anza College, Cupertino, CA  
 
''Marina Memories'', courtesy [http://www.calhistory.org/ California History Center]; De Anza College, Cupertino, CA  

Revision as of 17:41, 12 July 2016

"I was there..."

from Walter de Vecchi, Marina Memories

Marina$fillmore-north-c-1920.jpg

Looking north down Fillmore Street about 1920 from Pacific Heights toward landfill which had hosted the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

Fillmore-north-from-Braodway-1903 72dpi.jpg

Fillmore north from Broadway, 1903.

Photo: C. R. collection

FILLMORE STREET CARS

And who could forget the intriguing, though at times temperamental, Fillmore streetcars? From Green to Broadway towered two massive Kilamanjaros, mixtures of dirt, grass and cobblestone. One single cable was attached both to the descending and ascending cars. By means of accurately synchronized bell signals both motormen knew exactly when to begin their runs, and the descending car would pull the ascending car uphill.

Fillmore-north-1912.gif

Fillmore Street north, as a truck is stuck trying to climb the hill, 1912.

Photo: Private Collection

Fillmore-hill-w-car-1910.gif

A new car poses on Fillmore Street, 1910.

Photo: Private Collection

Marina Memories, courtesy California History Center; De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


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