Posts Tagged ‘1898’

San Francisco Ferry Building in 1898: Soaring Transit Hub – Ferry Building in 2012: Upscale Shopping Mall Food Court

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

More or less.

Via Thomas Hawk:

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A Short History of USF’s Lone Mountain College for Women

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

From Sacred Heart Academy in 1898, to College of the Sacred Heart in 1921, from Menlo Park, CA to San Francisco in the 1930’s with another name change to San Francisco College for Women, to Lone Mountain College for Women in 1968, to the Lone Mountain Campus of the University of San Francisco in 1978.

Suzanne Somers of Three’s Company fame got a music scholarship as an undergrad there in 1964 but had to leave when she got preggers in ’65. There’s your short history – not easy to find much info about this place, you know. 

High atop Lone Mountain. Click to expand:

Take a virtual tour, if you’d like.

The Ferry Building, Formerly One of the Tallest Structures in San Francisco

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

These days it’s famous for its Marketplace, but the Ferry Building once was known as one of the tallest buildings in San Francisco (second only to Central Tower, aka the Call Building, aka the Spreckels Building).

My, how things have changed.

Look for it on the left side, at the foot of Market Street. Click to expand.