Early Industries in SOMA

Unfinished History

19th century industries proliferated south of Market, around the area of today's 1st and Mission.


Mission Works textile mill on southeast corner of First and Mission Streets, 1880

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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Southeast corner of First and Mission Streets, 2023

Photo: Eihway Su

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Aetna Iron Works, n.d.

Photo: Bancroft Library

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View from First and Howard northward, c. 1891.

Photo: OpenSFHistory.org wnp37.03620

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Robert F. Bunker, Pork Packer.

Photo: Bancroft Library

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