1911 image of St. Paul's, bastion of SF's Irish Catholics.
Photo: Privare Collection, San Francisco, CA
1935 picture of St. Paul's Church.
Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA
During the 1980s and into the 1990s (this photo is 1997) St. Paul's was a sanctuary for refugees from the U.S.-sponsored wars in Central America.
Photo: Chris Carlsson
Note: St. Pauls is currently undergoing some renovation of it's spires... It'd be great if someone could add photos and notes about that here. Here is an article about it from the Noe Valley Voice: http://www.noevalleyvoice.com/2009/October/StP.htm
The steeples have been renovated. May 2010
Photo: Michael Greene, San Francisco, CA