Geary Boulevard is a major east-west 5.8-mile long thoroughfare in San Francisco, United States, beginning downtown at Market Street near Market Street's intersection with Kearny Street, running westbound through downtown, the Civic Center area, the Western Addition, running for most of its length through the predominantly residential Richmond District. Geary Boulevard terminates near Sutro Heights Park at 48th Avenue, close to the Cliff House above Ocean Beach at the Pacific Ocean. At 40th Avenue, Geary intersects with Point Lobos Avenue, which takes through traffic to the Cliff House, Ocean Beach and the Great Highway, it is a major commercial artery through the Richmond District. The boulevard borders Japantown between Laguna Streets. Geary Boulevard carries two-way traffic for most of its route, but the segment east of Gough Street carries only westbound traffic; the roadway was called Point Lobos Avenue, a name which survives as a branch and extension of the current street. The modern name pays tribute to John W. Geary, the first mayor of San Francisco after California became a U.
S. state. Geary Boulevard has the highest address and block numbers in San Francisco, with the last block being the 8300 block. In addition, although it is unsigned and contains no habitable structures, the city's GIS database records the underpass of Masonic Avenue as the 8400 block; the right-of-way began as a dirt carriage track to the Cliff House and Ocean Beach, two popular local attractions. For a time, a flat track paralleled the road. Cable cars were operated on the street from 1880 to 1912 by the Geary Street and Ocean Railway, they ran from Market Street to Central, connecting to an extension running steam powered cars along Geary to 1st Avenue, whereupon they turned south to approach Golden Gate Park. In 1892, the cable car line was extended to 5th Avenue, where it turned south to reach Golden Gate Park directly. Despite its name, the Geary Street Park & Ocean Railway never reached the ocean. From 1912, when the San Francisco Municipal Railway began service, until 1956, when redevelopment projects led by Justin Herman included their removal and replacement with buses, the A Geary-10th Avenue, B Geary, C Geary-California, D Geary-Van Ness lines all ran along Geary from Market Street to 10th Avenue, 33rd Avenue, 2nd Avenue, Van Ness Avenue, respectively.
The B Geary line reached Playland and Ocean Beach after turning south at 33rd Avenue and west on Balboa Avenue. At 33rd Avenue, streetcars of the Market Street Railway came down from Clement Street and continued along to the end of Geary at 48th Avenue where they turned north and entered a private right of way at Point Lobos Avenue to reach a car barn at Sutro Baths; this made the entire length of Geary from Market Street to 48th served by streetcars. If and when a future streetcar line is built along Geary, it will once again use the "B" letter. Muni bus service along Geary Boulevard is provided by the 38 Geary bus line, the most used bus line in the city with over 50,000 passengers per day, over 100,000 passengers per day in adjacent lines; the section of the boulevard between Franklin Street and Masonic Avenue was upgraded to a signalized expressway in 1961. It features between four and eight through lanes and two grade separations at Masonic and Fillmore, complete with frontage lanes. Geary Boulevard lends its name to the free open source email client Geary.
There have been feasibility studies by Muni that have investigated the possibility of creating a light rail line on Geary, but no plans have been adopted. A bus rapid transit line is being planned on Geary Boulevard between 33rd Avenue. With a target completion date of 2022; this bus rapid transit corridor will have dedicated bus lanes which are planned to be "rail ready," meaning the corridor will be designed so as not to preclude future conversion to a streetcar line, including a subway section in downtown. The McLoughlin Gallery, a contemporary art gallery at 49 Geary Street Media related to Geary Boulevard at Wikimedia Commons
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, terminating at Market Street. South of Columbus Avenue, Montgomery Street runs through the heart of San Francisco's Financial District and contains one of the highest concentrations of financial activity, investment business, venture capital in the United States and the world. 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 more blocks to terminate at Howard Street in the SOMA district. In the 1830s, the land, now Montgomery Street lay at the edge of San Francisco Bay. Intense land speculation during the Gold Rush created a demand for more usable land in the growing city, sandy bluffs near the waterfront were leveled and the shallows filled with sand to make new building lots. 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 occupied by the Transamerica Pyramid. Many banks and financial-services companies have had offices in the buildings on or near Montgomery Street between Market Street and Sacramento Street: The world headquarters of Wells Fargo are at 420 Montgomery. 555 California Street, between Kearny and Montgomery, served as Bank of America's 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 company's 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 and fire a cannon every time he won a case.
Bank of the West is headquartered at 180 Montgomery Street. Notable high-rises and skyscrapers along Montgomery Street in the Financial District: 44 Montgomery Hunter-Dulin Building 100 Montgomery Street 101 Montgomery 180 Montgomery Street Russ Building Commercial Union Assurance Building 456 Montgomery Plaza 505 Montgomery Street Transamerica Pyramid A building bearing the name of One Montgomery Tower is located at the intersection of Post and Kearny streets, behind the Wells Fargo flagship branch and Crocker Galleria. Montgomery Street is served by the BART and Muni Metro Montgomery Street Station
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. Home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
The city was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
Lombard Street (San Francisco)
Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California, famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. Stretching from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero, most of the street's western segment is a major thoroughfare designated as part of U. S. Route 101; the famous one-block section, claimed to be "the crookedest street in the world", is located along the eastern segment in the Russian Hill neighborhood. It is a major tourist attraction, receiving around two million visitors per year and up to 17,000 per day on busy summer weekends, as of 2015; the street was named after Lombard Street in Philadelphia by San Francisco surveyor Jasper O'Farrell. Lombard Street's west end is at Presidio Boulevard inside The Presidio. For 12 blocks, between Broderick Street and Van Ness Avenue, it is an arterial road, co-signed as U. S. Route 101. Lombard Street continues through the Russian Hill neighborhood and to the Telegraph Hill neighborhood. At Telegraph Hill it turns south, becoming Telegraph Hill Boulevard to Coit Tower.
Lombard Street ends at The Embarcadero as a collector road. Lombard Street is known for the one-way block on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, where eight sharp turns are said to make it the most crooked street in the world; the design, first suggested by property owner Carl Henry and built in 1922, was intended to reduce the hill's natural 27 percent grade, too steep for most vehicles. The crooked block is 600 feet long, is one-way and is paved with red bricks; the sign at the top recommends 5 mph. The segment sees around 250 vehicles per hour, with average daily traffic reaching 2630 vehicles in 2013. During peak times, vehicles have to wait up to 20 minutes to enter the Crooked Street segment, in a queue that can reach Van Ness Avenue; the Powell-Hyde cable car stops at the top of the block on Hyde Street. By 2017, the area around the curved segment had become a hot-spot of what has been described as "San Francisco's car break-in epidemic."Today, the Academy of Art University owns and operates a building called Star Hall on the street for housing purposes.
Past residents of Lombard Street include Rowena Meeks Abdy, an early California painter who worked in the style of Impressionism. Chase scenes in many films were filmed on the street, including Good Neighbor Sam and What's Up, Doc?. 49-Mile Scenic Drive Vermont Street, the other San Francisco street claimed to be the "most crooked" has seven turns instead of eight, but its hill is steeper than Lombard's. Snake Alley in Burlington, once recognized by Ripley's Believe It or Not! as "The Crookedest Street in the World". Like Lombard Street it has eight turns but over a shorter distance. Media related to Lombard Street at Wikimedia Commons Tourist Trapped: The Crookedest Street In The World, SFGate Culture Blog Lombard Street, SF GuideLines Lombard Street on San Francisco To Do
Castro District, San Francisco
The Castro District 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. Having transformed from a working-class neighborhood through the 1960s and 1970s, the Castro remains one of the most prominent symbols of lesbian, gay and transgender activism and events in the world. San Francisco's gay village is concentrated in the business district, located on Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street, it extends down Market Street toward Church Street and on both sides of the Castro neighborhood from Church Street to Eureka Street. Although the greater gay community was, is, concentrated in the Castro, many gay people live in the surrounding residential areas bordered by Corona Heights, the Mission District, Noe Valley, Twin Peaks, Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods; some consider it to include Duboce Triangle and Dolores Heights, which both have a strong LGBT presence. Castro Street, which originates a few blocks north at the intersection of Divisadero and Waller Streets, runs south through Noe Valley, crossing the 24th Street business district and ending as a continuous street a few blocks farther south as it moves toward the Glen Park neighborhood.
It reappears in several discontinuous sections before 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, alcalde of Alta California from 1835 to 1836. The neighborhood known as the Castro, in the district of Eureka Valley, 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 Caselli Avenue at 250 Douglass, referenced as the Caselli Mansion, it survived the 1906 fire which destroyed a large portion of San Francisco. Up to the 19th century, the areal 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 Hawaii. These Russian possessions were collectively and 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.
In 1809–1917, Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire and was referred to as the Grand Duchy of Finland. During this era, the operations of both merchant and naval fleets as well as construction of naval vessels, relied on Finnish know-how and officers. At the time, Russia was a young naval power, gaining access to the Baltic Sea only after the city of Saint Petersburg was founded on its coast in 1703, becoming part of Russia only at the end of the Great Northern War in 1721. In 1839, Sitka Lutheran Church, the first Protestant congregation on the west coast of the Americas and the first Lutheran congregation on the entire Pacific Rim was founded in Sitka, Alaska, by Finns who worked for the Russian-American Company. From the start, in 1840–1865, three consecutive Finnish pastors served this pastorate: Uno Cygnaeus, Gabriel Plathan and Georg Gustaf Winter; the Finns Aaron Sjöstrom and Otto Reinhold Rehn served as the parish organists/sextons during this period. In 1841, under the governorship of Russian America by Finnish Arvid Adolf Etholén, the Russian-American area of Fort Ross in Bodega Bay, was sold to Johann Sutter.
On January 24, 1848, the first California gold was discovered on Sutter's land in Coloma, leading to the California Gold Rush, after news of this were spread abroad by the Finnish seamen in the service of the Russian-American Company. 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 five-year 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 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 Company's around-the-world ships were manned by Finnish merchant skippers and crews.
Most Company ships stationed in Sitka and the Northern Pacific were 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. In addition to Etholén, Furuhjelm and Niebaum, a number of Finns had become household names in the social circles of San Francisco by the time when the Finnish corvette Kalevala anchored in San Francisco on November 14, 1861. Accordingly, Kalevala's visit in the city received a warm welcome and created much attention. In 1863, a six-vessel Russian Imperial Navy squadron, a part of the Russian Pacific Fleet, sailed via Vladivostok to the West Coast of the United States, to help defend the waters there against a possible attack by the United Kingdom or France, during the American Civil War. In addition to the Finnish-built corvette Kalevala now returning to the U. S. West Coast, this squadron included three other corve
Highland Park, Los Angeles
Highland Park is a historic neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles. It was one of the first subdivisions of Los Angeles, is inhabited by a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic groups; the 2000 U. S. census counted 56,566 residents in the 3,42-square-mile neighborhood—an average of 16,835 people per square mile, one of the highest densities in Los Angeles. In 2008 the city estimated that the population had increased to 60,841; the median age for residents was 28, considered young. Highland Park was considered moderately diverse ethnically; the breakdown was Latinos, 72.4%. Mexico and El Salvador were the most common places of birth for the 57.8% of the residents who were born abroad, a figure, considered high compared to the city as a whole. The median household income in 2008 dollars was $45,478, about average for Los Angeles, a high percentage of households earned $40,000 or less; the average household size of 3.3 people was high for the city of Los Angeles. Renters occupied 60.9% of the housing units, house- or apartment owners the rest.
The percentage of never-married men was among the county's highest. The 2000 census found 2,705 families headed by single parents, a high rate for both the city and the county. There were 4.9 %, a low figure for Los Angeles. Highland Park is a hilly neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, located in the San Rafael Hills and along the Arroyo Seco, it is situated within. Its boundaries are the Arroyo Seco Parkway on the southeast, the city limits of Pasadena on the northeast, Oak Grove Drive on the north, Avenue 51 on the west. Primary thoroughfares include Figueroa Street. Highland Park sits within the Northeast Los Angeles region of LA along with Mt Washington, Cypress Park, Glassell Park and Eagle Rock; the area was discovered thousands of years ago by ancestors of the Chumash people, would be settled by the Tongva. After the founding of Los Angeles in 1784, the Corporal of the Guard at the San Gabriel mission, Jose Maria Verdugo, was granted the 36,403 acre Rancho San Rafael which included the present day Highland Park.
Drought in the late 1800s resulted in economic hardship for the Verdugo family, Rancho San Rafael was auctioned off in 1869 for $3,500 over an unpaid loan. The San Rafael tract was purchased by Andrew Glassell and Albert J. Chapman, who leased it out to sheep herders. In 1885 during the 1880s land boom, it was sold to George Morgan and Albert Judson, who combined it with other parcels they had purchased from the Verdugo family to create the Highland Park tract in 1886. Two rail lines were built to Highland Park, which helped the town to survive as the 1880s land boom ended. Highland Park was annexed to Los Angeles in 1895. In the early 20th century, Highland Park and neighboring Pasadena became havens for artists and intellectuals who led the Arts and Crafts movement. Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock was founded in Highland Park in 1923 and constructed its building in 1930, it is the second oldest synagogue in Los Angeles still operating in its original location, after the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
With the completion of Arroyo Seco Parkway in 1940, Highland Park began to change. By the 1950s, the artsy enclave experienced white flight, losing residents to the Mid-Wilshire district and newer neighborhoods in Temple City and in the San Fernando Valley. By the mid-1960s, it was becoming a Latino enclave. Mexican immigrants and their American-born children began owning and renting in Highland Park, with its schools and parks become places where residents debated how to fight discrimination and advance civil rights. In the final decades of the 20th century, Highland Park suffered waves of gang violence, as a consequence of the Avenues street gang claiming the adjacent Glassell Park neighborhood and parts of Highland Park as its turf. At the dawn of the 21st century, the city attorney intensified efforts to rid Highland Park and Glassell Park of the Avenues. In 2006, four members of the gang were convicted of violating federal hate crime laws. In June 2009, police launched a major raid against the gang, rooting out many leaders of the gang with a federal racketeering indictment.
By 2009, the city demolished the gang's Glassell Park stronghold. Law enforcement, coupled with community awareness efforts such as the annual Peace in the Northeast March, have led to a drastic decrease in violent crime in the 2010s. Starting in the early 2000s, a diverse mix of people began arriving to Highland Park to seek out and revitalize Craftsman homes, some which had suffered neglect over the decades. Many of Highland Park's oldest homes were razed during the 1960s. One architecturally significant home made its way to Heritage Square Museum, thanks to the efforts of local activists dedicated to saving Victorian homes scheduled for demolition. Like Echo Park and Eagle Rock, Highland Park has seen some gentrification. People from across the region have been attracted to the historic Craftsman homes that escaped demolition, its low rents have made it popular among young people who value the walkable urban lifestyle afforded by the older style of neighborhood. Once again, Highland Park is building a reputation as a mecca for artists, with trendy shops, galleries and restaurants opening throughout the neighborhood.
One of the last typewriter shops in the City of Los Angeles, U. S. Office Machine Company, specializes in repairing antique typewriters and has restored a few for movie studios, it is one of three businesses located in the old Sunb
Octavia Boulevard is a major street in San Francisco, California that replaced the Hayes Valley portion of the damaged two-level Central Freeway. Once a portion of Octavia Street alongside shadowy, fenced-off land beneath the elevated U. S. Route 101 roadway, Octavia Boulevard was redeveloped and redesigned upon the suggestion of Mark Jolles of San Francisco. At a public meeting he compared the central freeway traffic volumes to those on 8th and 9th street south of Market. Mark noted that Octavia as a boulevard could handle the same volumes and better use the freeway's right-of-way for additional street space and new housing without the visual impact of an elevated roadway. Comparable examples cited were the configuration of Park Presidio Blvd, Funston Street, 14th Avenue in the Richmond District and Sunset Boulevard in the Sunset District, both in San Francisco. A boulevard design provides for better access to the overall street grid; this benefits motorists who can adjust their route when there is congestion.
For elevated freeways, due to limited access to local streets, traffic cannot adjust during periods of congestion. Noted was that during 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 same limited access design. The boulevard is four blocks long from Market to Fell Street, containing multiple lanes that separate local and through traffic. On Octavia and businesses located on the street are served by the quieter outer roadways, while lanes leading to and from the rebuilt Central Freeway spur connect faster traffic with the inner roadways. Having replaced a freeway, the boulevard distributes traffic smoothly and evenly throughout the immediate neighborhood, while maintaining the links to the major San Francisco traffic arterials that the old elevated freeway used to connect to directly, including Fell and Oak Streets and Franklin and Gough Streets. A brand new park named.
It lies on Octavia between 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. Other freeway removal projects in the San Francisco Bay, due to seismic stability, include the replacement of San Francisco's Embarcadero Freeway, the reuse of the collapsed Cypress Structure's right-of-way in neighboring Oakland; the name refers to sister of Charles H. Gough. A contractor who carried out the planking and paving of many San Francisco streets, Charles served on the commission to design the layout of streets in the Western Addition, according to an obituary published in the San Francisco Call on July 27, 1895. Parallel to Octavia and 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 and Green streets.
As of 2013, it operates as housing colonial-era folk art and documents. Today, the Academy of Art University owns and operates a building on the street for housing purposes. 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