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'''Laguna Honda looking south along 7th Avenue, Feb 21, 1919.'''
 
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'''Laguna Honda along 7th Avenue, 1928.'''
 
'''Laguna Honda along 7th Avenue, 1928.'''
  
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'''Clarendon north near Laguna Honda; 8th Avenue houses visible in distance, Feb. 21, 1919.'''
 
'''Clarendon north near Laguna Honda; 8th Avenue houses visible in distance, Feb. 21, 1919.'''
  
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
 
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'''Laguna Honda reservoir looking southeast, April 17, 1929.'''
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'''Laguna Honda looking northwest from Clarendon, Nov. 26, 1921.'''
 
'''Laguna Honda looking northwest from Clarendon, Nov. 26, 1921.'''
  
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'''Laguna Honda southeast at Clarendon, SF Water Dept. house on corner, April 19, 1953.'''
 
'''Laguna Honda southeast at Clarendon, SF Water Dept. house on corner, April 19, 1953.'''
  
''Photo: SF Dept. of Parking and Traffic, courtesy Charles Ruiz collection''
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'''Laguna Honda Blvd. northwest from Woodside with Forest Hill Station at left, June 1953.'''
 
'''Laguna Honda Blvd. northwest from Woodside with Forest Hill Station at left, June 1953.'''
  
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Latest revision as of 22:10, 10 July 2021

Unfinished History

Laguna Honda was a natural lake before it was dammed and enlarged as a source of the city's water supply a century ago.

Laguna-Honda-so-from-7th-Ave-Feb-21-1919-SFDPW 72dpi.jpg

Laguna Honda looking south along 7th Avenue, Feb 21, 1919.

Photo: SF Dept. of Public Works, courtesy C.R. collection


Laguna-Honda-Blvd-at-7th-Ave-1928-SFPL 72dpi.jpg

Laguna Honda along 7th Avenue, 1928.

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


Clarendon-north-nr-Laguna-Honda-8th-Ave-houses-in-distance-Feb-21-1919-SFDPW 72dpi.jpg

Clarendon north near Laguna Honda; 8th Avenue houses visible in distance, Feb. 21, 1919.

Photo: SF Dept. of Public Works, courtesy C.R. collection


Laguna-Honda-from-north 2184.jpg

View south from north edge of Laguna Honda, 2014.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Laguna-Honda-reservoir-southeast-April-17-1929-SFDPW.jpg

Laguna Honda reservoir looking southeast, April 17, 1929.

Photo: SF Dept. of Public Works, courtesy C.R. collection


Laguna-Honad-nw-from-Clarendon-Nov-26-1921-SFDPW 72dpi.jpg

Laguna Honda looking northwest from Clarendon, Nov. 26, 1921.

Photo: SF Dept. of Public Works, courtesy C.R. collection

7th-Ave-along-Laguna-Honda 2208.jpg

North along 7th Avenue, Laguna Honda at right.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

About two hundred yards north of the reservoir, near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Lawton, there was another natural lake filled in in the early years of the 20th century. It was about the same elevation as Laguna Honda. The stream flowing between them could not have been very swift. And there is no indication of where any substantial stream might have gone. There is no ravine below or any indication of a streambed that would have carried the amount of water necessary to have carved such a cliff (to the west of 7th Avenue). Where the streambed might have been, there is nothing but sand... Conceivably a swift stream could have carved the cliff, then later been dammed by landslides, creating lagoons. (Harold Gilliam, The Natural World of San Francisco, 1967)


Laguna-Honda-se-at-Clarendon-SFWD-house-on-corner-April-19-1953-SPDPT 72dpi.jpg

Laguna Honda southeast at Clarendon, SF Water Dept. house on corner, April 19, 1953.

Photo: SF Dept. of Parking and Traffic, courtesy C.R. collection

Clarendon-and-7th-Ave 2216.jpg

Laguna Honda southeast at Clarendon, 2014.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Laguna-Honda-NW-from-Woodside-Forest-Hill-Stn-at-left-June-1953-SFDPT 72dpi.jpg

Laguna Honda Blvd. northwest from Woodside with Forest Hill Station at left, June 1953.

Photo: SF Dept. of Parking and Traffic, courtesy C.R. collection


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