Families on Roosevelt Way

Unfinished History


The beginnings of Roosevelt Way, shown here in 1916.

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Poor families staked out plots on precarious slopes like these, long before views were such valuable commodities.

Photos: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA

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Roosevelt and Saturn and Lower Terrace, October 23, 1925.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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Roosevelt and Saturn, April 26, 1928.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library


Roosevelt Way and Saturn, 2009.

Photo: Chris Carlsson


Roosevelt Way northeast from Fairbanks with Park Hill Ave going left at center, Sept. 27, 1928.

Photo: SFDPW, courtesy C. R. collection

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