Alemany view

Unfinished History


1912 photo of Bernal Heights south slope shows an intersection of the Ocean Shore Railroad and the Alemany water flume. The flume carried water from Islais Creek near Glen Park around the south and east slopes of Bernal Hill to a reservoir at Sixteenth and Brannan Streets. It was constructed in 1860, owned by Spring Valley Water Works.

photo: Greg Gaar Collection; caption: Bernal Heights History Project

Islais-wetlands-1940s-w-powerplant-at-right-shore 3023.jpg

Former wetlands of Islais Creek, now enclosed and largely filled in this 1940 photo.

Photo: San Francisco Planning Commission archives

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