Vintage Snapshots: San Francisco In The 50s, 60s & 70s

After living in SF for 8 years in the ’90s, it was only a matter of time before I devoted one of these vintage posts to the city. Here’s a brief gallery, from the ’50s to the early 70s, covering a number of sites in the City By The Bay. As it’s normal, most show touristy and emblematic sites, like Fisherman’s Wharf above.

I’ll do my best to guess a few locations, but my memory may be faulty after these many years. SF folks, feel free to add any help.

Coit Tower is in the distance. I can’t place the railroad area in the image, and makes me wonder if this was altered before my time.

A view with Alcatraz on the horizon, most likely taken from the Marina area.

The Bay Bridge, when it still had two-way traffic lanes.

Another view around Fisherman’s Wharf.

Downtown SF, in a corner I can’t quite identify.

SF City Hall.

Mason and Pine, in Nob Hill. Also, these hilly streets are rather fun in small vehicles.

The Civic Auditorium, seen from the stairs of City Hall.

I believe this was taken from Twin Peaks, if so, the small hill on the left is Bernal Heights.

And finally, the Cow Palace in the 70s.