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Mission Creek in the 1980s Before Redevelopment

I Was There . . .

by Ed Buryn, photographer

After the railyards were long gone from Mission Bay, but before the I-280 extension was removed and the building of today's Mission Bay apartments along Mission Creek had begun, Ed Buryn took photos of the area. Here are some of them.

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Interstate 280 stump ends in distance at 4th Street, while party rolls at Mission Creek Houseboaters' Huffaker Park on the south bank of the creek.

Photo: Ed Buryn

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Long view towards downtown from the west end of Mission Creek, under the freeway.

Photo: Ed Buryn

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View northwest from south side of Mission Creek, c. 1980.

Photo: Ed Buryn

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View of houseboats in Mission Creek from 280 overpass (now demolished), looking east.

Photo: Ed Buryn

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Scrabbly beginnings of Huffaker Park, c. 1980.

Photo: Ed Buryn

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Old Southern Pacific Station between 4th and 3rd Streets, c. 1977.

Photo: Ed Buryn