Then and Now: The Lowell High School / CCSF John Adams Building on Hayes

Here’s what Lowell High School looked like in 1917:

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And here’s the same place today:

Not much difference excepting for the Toyotas out front and the bright white racing stripe up high. That’s an ADA-complaint elevator shaft hanging off the side these days, one would think.

Probably should have been standing about ten feet to the left – that telephone pole in front of the main entrance on Hayes probably is in the same place today as 1917 so it’d be a good tool for alignment. A tilt-shift lens and/or Photoshop would produce an almost identical image as the 1917 shot.

Just saying…

Campus Information

Built in 1911 as Lowell High School, the John Adams building consists of 64 classrooms and labs, an auditorium, a state-of-the-art child care center, and offices for counseling and administrative services.  At this campus, we offer a variety of credit and noncredit courses and programs.  John Adams Campus also houses the Dean’s Office of the  School of Health and Physical Education.  Our mission here is to assist students in accomplishing their educational goal and to ensure student success.

 

John Adams Campus
1860 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
 
Google Map

  • #43 Masonic to Hayes/Masonic
  • #21 Hayes to Hayes/Masonic
  • #5 Fulton to Fulton/Masonic

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One Response to “Then and Now: The Lowell High School / CCSF John Adams Building on Hayes”

  1. Al says:

    Also, an access ramp has replaced the greenery.