Outer Mission

Unfinished History

Mission Street from Cesar Chavez to the hilltop that straddles the east side of the Bernal Cut is one of the boundaries of the area dubbed La Lengua by our friend Burrito Justice, but has long been referred to as the "outer Mission" by locals.

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Mission Street north from Precita, 1926.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library, courtesy C.R. collection

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Picket line at Sears, Roebuck & Co. along Mission at Army Street (now Cesar Chavez), c. 1950s.

Photo: Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University


Mission Street south from 30th St., 1920.

Photo: Private Collection

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Valencia and Mission, August 1944.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library


North on Mission from Cortland Avenue, September 1925.

Photo: Private Collection


North on Mission Street from (then) Army Street, August 1927.

Photo: Private Collection


North on Mission from Highland Avenue, October 12, 1922.

Photo: Private Collection