Montgomery Street is a north-south thoroughfare in San Francisco, California, in the United States. It runs about 16 blocks from the Telegraph Hill neighborhood south through downtown, for this reason, it is known as the Wall Street of the West. South of Market Street, the street continues as New Montgomery Street for two blocks to terminate at Howard Street in the SOMA district. In the 1830s, the land which is now Montgomery Street lay at the edge of San Francisco Bay, between 1849 and 1852, the waterfront advanced about four blocks. At present, Montgomery Street is about seven blocks from the water, the corner of Montgomery and Clay is where John B. Montgomery landed when he came to hoist the U. S. flag after the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846, in 1853 the Montgomery Block, a center of early San Francisco law and literature, was built at 600 Montgomery, on land currently occupied by the Transamerica Pyramid. 555 California Street, between Kearny and Montgomery, served as Bank of Americas world headquarters prior to its merger with NationsBank and was called the Bank of America Building.
The Transamerica Pyramid was the headquarters of Transamerica Corporation and still appears in the companys logo. Melvin Belli, lawyer known as The King of Torts, had his offices at the Belli Building at 722-724 Montgomery St. Belli used to raise a Jolly Roger, Bank of the West is headquartered at 180 Montgomery Street
It serves as the main thoroughfare and namesake for the Fillmore District neighborhood. Some of the stores and clubs lost to redevelopment are memorialized by plaques on the sidewalk, Fillmore street is known for The Triangle, which is where Fillmore meets Greenwich street. Triangle is an area, describing 3 corners of the intersection with the bars Balboa Cafe, East Side West. Fillmore District, San Francisco, California The Fillmore 37. 78797°N122. 43367°W /37.78797, -122.43367
Grant Avenue in San Francisco, California is one of the oldest streets in the citys Chinatown district. It runs in a north-south direction starting at Market Street in the heart of downtown and it resumes at North Point Street and stretches one block to The Embarcadero and the foot of Pier 39. Grant Avenue is primarily a street, automobile traffic can only travel northbound. In the following years, Dupont Street became the location for various opium dens, when San Francisco was rebuilt after being leveled in the 1906 earthquake, Dupont Street was upgraded and given a new name, Grant Avenue, after President Ulysses S. Grant. Today, the intersection of Grant Avenue and Bush Street marks the entrance to Chinatown. Grant Avenue is still written and said in Chinese as Dupont Gai, sanFranciscoChinatown. com, Grant Avenue in San Francisco
Google Maps for mobile was released in September 2008 and features GPS turn-by-turn navigation, in August 2013, it was determined to be the worlds most popular app for smartphones, with over 54% of global smartphone owners using it at least once. In 2012, Google reported having over 7,100 employees, Google Maps provides a route planner under Get Directions. Up to four modes of transportation are available depending on the area, public transit, walking, in combination with Google Street View, issues such as parking, turning lanes, and one-way streets can be viewed before traveling. China mainland, Hong Kong, Jordan, only public transit directions are provided for South Korea. All countries of mainland North and Central America are covered contiguously, all countries of mainland South America are covered. All countries including Trinidad and Tobago* are treated contiguously, all inhabited countries and territories in the Caribbean are covered, though in general there are no connections between islands.
Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, United States, is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds. It is administered by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, configured as a rectangle, it is similar in shape but 20 percent larger than Central Park in New York, to which it is often compared. It is over three miles long east to west, and about half a mile north to south, in the 1860s, San Franciscans began to feel the need for a spacious public park similar to Central Park, which was taking shape in New York City. Golden Gate Park was carved out of unpromising sand and shore dunes that were known as the Outside Lands, conceived ostensibly for recreation, the underlying purpose of the park was housing development and the westward expansion of the city. The tireless field engineer William Hammond Hall prepared a survey and topographic map of the site in 1870. He was named Californias first state engineer and developed a flood control system for the Sacramento Valley.
The park drew its name from nearby Golden Gate Strait, the plan and planting were developed by Hall and his assistant, John McLaren, who had apprenticed in Scotland, home of many of the 19th-century’s best professional gardeners. John McLaren, when asked by the Park Commission if he could make Golden Gate Park one of the beauty spots of the world, replied saying With your aid gentleman, and God be willing, that I shall do. He promised that hed go out into the country and walk along a stream until he found a farm, and that hed come back to the garden and recreate what nature had done. In 1876, the plan was almost replaced by one for a racetrack, favored by the Big Four millionaires, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, Collis P. Huntington and it was Gus Mooney who claimed land adjacent to the park on Ocean Beach. Many of Mooneys friends staked claims and built shanties on the beach to sell refreshments to the patrons of the park, Hall resigned, and the remaining park commissioners followed. In 1882 Governor George C.
Perkins appointed Frank M. Pixley founder, Pixley was adamant that the Mooneys shanties be eliminated, and he found support with the San Francisco Police for park security. Pixley favored Stanfords company by granting a lease on the route that closed the park on three sides to competition. The original plan, was back on track by 1886, Hall selected McLaren as his successor in 1887. The first stage of the development centered on planting trees in order to stabilize the dunes that covered three-quarters of the park’s area. By 1875, about 60,000 trees, mostly Eucalyptus globulus, Monterey pine, by 1879, that figure more than doubled to 155,000 trees over 1,000 acres. Later, McLaren scoured the world for trees, by correspondence and he lived in McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park until he died in 1943, aged 96. In 1903, a pair of Dutch-style windmills were built at the western end of the park
Mission Street is a north-south arterial thoroughfare in Daly City and San Francisco, California that runs from Daly Citys southern border to San Franciscos northeast waterfront. The street and San Franciscos Mission District through which it runs were named for the Spanish Mission Dolores, only the southern half is historically part of El Camino Real, which connected the missions. Part of Mission Street in Daly City is signed as part of State Route 82, from the south, Mission Street begins as a continuation of SR 82/El Camino Real at the Colma-Daly City border, just south of San Pedro Road. Mission Street runs north to the Top of the Hill district, where SR82 splits as San Jose Avenue to the northeast and it crosses the San Francisco city limits mid-block between Templeton Avenue in Daly City and Huron Avenue in San Francisco. Near Van Ness Avenue, the road turns northeast again and travels through Mid-Market, regis Museum Tower,555 Mission Street, Millennium Tower,535 Mission Street,350 Mission Street, and the Salesforce Tower
Dead end (street)
A dead end, known as a cul-de-sac, is a street with only one inlet/outlet. While historically built for reasons, one of its modern uses is to calm vehicle traffic. The term dead end is understood in all varieties of English, some of these are used only regionally. In the United States and other countries, cul-de-sac is often not a synonym for dead end and refers to dead ends with a circular end. See below for regionally used terms, Dead ends existed in towns and cities long before the automotive 20th century, particularly in Arab and Moorish towns. The earliest example was unearthed in the El-Lahun workers village in Egypt, the village is laid out with straight streets that intersect at right angles, akin to a grid, but irregular. Dead-end streets appeared during the period of Athens and Rome. The 15th century architect and planner Leon Battista Alberti implies in his writings that dead-end streets may have been used intentionally in antiquity for defense purposes, the same opinion is expressed by an earlier thinker, when he criticized the Hippodamian grid.
But for security in war the opposite, as it used to be in ancient times, for that is difficult for foreign troops to enter and find their way about when attacking. In the UK, their existence is implied by an 1875 law which banned their use in new developments. In the earlier periods, traffic was excluded from residential streets simply by gates or by employing the cul-de-sac and it was in the UK that the cul-de-sac street type was first legislated into use, with The Hampstead Garden Suburb Act 1906. Unwins applications of the cul-de-sac and the related crescent always included pedestrian paths independent of the road network, the 1906 Act defined the nature of the cul-de-sac as a non-through road and restricted its length to 500 feet. Garden cities in the UK that followed Hampstead, such as Welwyn Garden City all included culs-de-sac, the US Federal Housing Authority recommended and promoted their use through their 1936 guidelines and the power of lending development funds. In Canada, a variation of Stein’s Radburn 1929 plan that used crescents instead of culs-de-sac was built in 1947 in Manitoba, Wildwood Park, the Varsity Village and Braeside, subdivisions in Calgary, Alberta used the Radburn model in the late 1960s.
Although dead end streets, i. e. Doxiadis has additionally argued their important role in separating man from machine, originally unplanned dead ends have been created in the centers of cities that are laid on a grid by blocking through traffic. A recent variation of limiting traffic is the closure by using retractable bollards which are activated by designated card holders only. However, not only do they stop cars, they stop ambulances and other emergency vehicles, Dead ends are created in urban planning to limit through-traffic in residential areas. This design improvement, which selectively excludes one mode of transport while permitting others and its application retains the dead ends primary function as a non-through road, but establishes complete pedestrian and bicycle network connectivity
Kearny Street in San Francisco, California runs north from Market Street to The Embarcadero, with a gap on Telegraph Hill. Toward its south end, it separates the Financial District from the Union Square, further north, it passes over Telegraph Hill. Kearny Street was originally named La Calle de la Fundacion by the Spanish, this means street of the foundation. The origin of the present name, Kearny Street, is assumed to be Stephen Watts Kearny. Another possible namesake includes General Philip Kearny, at Kearny and Clay, the first cable car in America, invented by Andrew S. Hallidie on August 2,1873, climbed five blocks up the Clay Street hill. From the turn of the century until 1977 the area around the intersection of Kearny and Jackson Streets was home to a large Filipino population. Located at 848 Kearny Street, the International Hotel served as the heart of Manilatown, in its heyday of the 1920s and 1930s the estimated population of Manilatown was between 20,000 and 40,000 people. In 1968 the hotel was sold to developers intending to replace it with more profitable commercial property, after a protracted court battle, the remaining two hundred odd tenants were forcibly evicted on 4 August 1977.
The hotel and other buildings to the south of it on that block were quickly torn down, on 27 July 2004, a two block stretch of Kearny Street was officially declared to be Manilatown. Kearny Street is a song by American composer Rod McKuen, oBrien, This is San Francisco
Castro District, San Francisco
The Castro District, commonly referenced as The Castro, is a neighborhood in Eureka Valley in San Francisco. The Castro was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States, San Franciscos gay village is mostly concentrated in the business district that is located on Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street. It extends down Market Street toward Church Street and on sides of the Castro neighborhood from Church Street to Eureka Street. Some consider it to include Duboce Triangle and Dolores Heights, which both have a strong LGBT presence and it reappears in several discontinuous sections before ultimately terminating at Chenery Street, in the heart of Glen Park. Castro Street was named for José Castro, a Californian leader of Mexican opposition to U. S. rule in California in the 19th century, and alcalde of Alta California from 1835 to 1836. The neighborhood now known as the Castro was created in 1887 when the Market Street Railway Company built a line linking Eureka Valley to downtown.
In 1891, Alfred E. Clarke built his mansion at the corner of Douglass and it survived the 1906 earthquake and fire which destroyed a large portion of San Francisco. Up to the 19th century, the possession of the Russian Empire in North America included the modern-day U. S. State of Alaska and settlements in the modern-day U. S. states of California. These Russian possessions were collectively and officially referred to by the name Russian America from 1733 to 1867, formal incorporation of the possessions by Russia did not take place until the establishment of the Russian-American Company in 1799. At the time, Russia was a young naval power. From the start, in 1840–1865, three consecutive Finnish pastors served this pastorate, Uno Cygnaeus, Gabriel Plathán and Georg Gustaf Winter, the Finns Aaron Sjöstrom and Otto Reinhold Rehn served as the parish organists/sextons during the same period. In 1841, under the governorship of Russian America by Finnish Arvid Adolf Etholén, during the final three decades of the existence of Russian America, Finnish Chief Managers of Russian America included Arvid Adolf Etholén in 1840–1845 and Johan Hampus Furuhjelm in 1859–1864.
A third Finn, Johan Joachim von Bartram, declined the offer for the term between 1850 and 1855. All three were high ranking Imperial naval officers, in reference to San Francisco, researcher Maria J. Enckell states the following about the Finns in the Russian-American Company, Russia relied heavily on Finnish seamen. These seamen manned Russian naval ships as well as its deep-sea-going vessels, Company records show that in the early 1800s these ships were crewed predominantly by merchant seamen from Finland. From 1840 onward the Companys around-the-world ships were manned entirely by Finnish merchant skippers, Most Company ships stationed in Sitka and the Northern Pacific were likewise manned by Finnish skippers and Finnish crews. During the California Gold Rush and in its aftermath, a substantial Finnish population had settled in San Francisco, Kalevalas visit in the city received a very warm welcome and created much attention. In addition to the Finnish-built corvette Kalevala now returning to the U.
S, Finnish officers serving in the squadron included Theodor Kristian Avellan, who became the Minister of Naval Affairs of the Russian Empire
Octavia Boulevard is a major street in San Francisco, California that replaced the Hayes Valley portion of the damaged two-level Central Freeway. At a public meeting he compared the central freeway traffic volumes to those on 8th and 9th street south of Market. Comparable examples cited were the configuration of Park Presidio Blvd, Funston Street, a boulevard design provides for better access to the overall street grid. This benefits motorists who can easily adjust their route when there is congestion, for elevated freeways, due to limited access to local streets, traffic cannot readily adjust during periods of congestion. Also noted was that heavy traffic, travel times on the boulevard would be comparable to those of a backed-up elevated freeway. This suggests there was no benefit to replacing an urban freeway with one of the limited access design. The boulevard is merely four blocks long from Market to Fell Street, containing multiple lanes that separate local, a brand new park named Hayes Green was created as part of the boulevard project.
It lies on Octavia between Fell and Hayes Street, north of Hayes Street, Octavia continues as Octavia Street through the Western Addition, Pacific Heights and Marina neighborhoods to Bay Street, at Fort Mason. The name refers to Octavia Gough, sister of Charles H. Gough, parallel to Octavia and immediately west of it is Gough Street. Octavia is 8 blocks east of Divisadero, which at the time of its naming was the nearest major north-south thoroughfare, Octavia is a name which means, the eighth. There is an octagon-shaped building (named The Octagon House at 2645 Gough Street, on the northwest corner of Gough, as of 2013, it operates as a historic museum, housing colonial-era folk art and documents. SFCityscape. com, Octavia Boulevard Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan City & County of San Francisco, congress for the New Urbanism History of Octavia Boulevard Points of Interest near Union Street Origins of San Francisco Street Names