Category: Lost San Francisco

1857 Coast Survey_Presidio detail

The Gazetteer of Lost San Francisco: Cannon Hill

A guide to the lost place names and geographies of San Francisco. Today’s entry of lost place names and geographies is Cannon Hill, a hill of about 370 feet that is located at the southeast corner of today’s┬áPresidio. Cannon Hill is the location of the original survey point that outlined┬áthe United States claim to the military reservation known as the…

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors' "Official Map of Chinatown in San Francisco" showing today's Grant  Ave. and Beckett St.

Index of Old San Francisco Street Names

You can now find an online index of San Francisco’s historical street names. The index contains a list of street names that have been altered over the years, as well as street names that have simply been lost due to changes in the city’s built environment. The reference tool is available to anyone online (scholars, amateur historians, etc.) and includes…

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