Union Street (San Francisco)

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Coordinates: 37°47′53.27″N 122°25′38.91″W / 37.7981306°N 122.4274750°W / 37.7981306; -122.4274750

Italian fishermen mending nets on wharf at foot of Union Street in San Francisco. Boats are lined up on the wharf for painting and repairs, ca. 1891.
Bella & Daisy’s Dog bakery, boutique, daycare, and grooming in Cow Hollow

Union Street is an east-west street in San Francisco.[1] It starts out near the Embarcadero waterfront, with a half-block gap on Telegraph Hill before resuming near Montgomery Street, then runs through Russian Hill and a shopping district in Cow Hollow, ending in the Presidio. According to some, Union Street also marks the dividing line between Cow Hollow and Pacific Heights to the south.[2]

It is the only east-west street that allows two-way traffic to traverse Russian Hill (all others have gaps or one-way segments). The Muni 45-Union/Stockton and 41-Union bus lines, both utilizing Union Street, are the only Muni bus lines that cross Russian Hill east-west.


  1. ^ Exact location of Union Street
  2. ^ "Mission Statement." Pacific Heights Residents Association. Archived on November 2, 2010