September 1898, California Admissions Day celebration in Glen Canyon. Known then as "Little Switzerland" the area was a resort. Note the bridges over a rather substantial Islais Creek. "Morro Castle," built as part of the Baldwin Real Estate Company's Park and Zoo, and in commemoration of the Spanish-American War, sits atop the ridge in the distance.
Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA
Morro Castle (modeled on the historic castle at the mouth of Havana, Cuba) at approximately today's Mizpah and Sussex Streets in Glen Park.
Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library
Mission Zoo, two people posing in front of model of Morro Castle, located at approximately today's Mizpah and Sussex Street c. 1899.
Photo: OpenSFHistory.org wnp27.6529
Balloon ascension 1899. Light-colored structure at right is a model of Morro Castle, located at approximately today's Mizpah and Sussex Street.
Photo: OpenSFHistory.org wnp130.00037
May Festival. Glen Park and the Mission Zoo, from Bosworth near Congo, looking north. Gold Mine Hill on right, Red Rock Hill behind in distance. Glen Park Pavilion near site of today's Glen Canyon Park Recreation Center.