And it was $11.50.
Tonight you can see an LCD Soundsystem *cover band* at Verdi Club for $15.
In a post called “I Remember Valencha,” local blog Ticklefight takes a look back at a Valencia Street of the not-so-distant past:
KFC used to own this stretch and they knew it. For blocks and blocks you could smell it, sometimes all the way up to the other KFC on 14th or the Taco Bell near Saint Luke’s.
The 26 would get you all over, that is if it ever showed up. Plenty of seats and hardly any riff-raff.
The Gardens on 15th were a jungle and you stayed away if you could because you knew better.
Read on for the scoop on $2 slices and some pondering about the future of La Rondalla.
Also, let’s all be sure to read former Mission Mission editor Kat Malinowska’s stirring remembrance of the 26-Valencia (sample excerpt: “Riding the 26 always made me feel like I was taking public transit in Santa Barbara”).
This is a photo of the interior of Dolan’s Bar which was at 3311 Mission St from about 1897 to 1919. The Dolan Bros were:
- William T
- John E – her great grandfather and member of the SFPD
- Michael H – also of the SFPD
- Lawrence J – plumber by trade and elected to the CA State Assembly & Sheriff of San Francisco, appointed Sealer of Weights and Measures (second from the left in the photo)
Says Patti: “I’m wondering if someone has a photo of the exterior of the building from about the same time. I would love to see what it looked like back then.”
Can anyone help her out?
That strip of parkland between Mission Street and South Van Ness was gonna be called “Mission Arcade.” And the one running east-west was “Mission Parkway.” And how helpful would those diagonals be when biking from Dear Mom to El Rio??
Bernalwood dug this up; here’s the story:
A few weeks ago, I took Bernalwood’s Cub Reporter to visit the new Exploratorium. While we were there, we wandered down a long hallway and into the Bay Observatory Gallery at the northeast corner of the museum. And in the Bay Observatory Gallery, we found a very cool collection of maps [...]
[T]he Cub Reporter was fascinated with a map visualization created by the amazing Eric Fischer (which quite speaks well of her).
Simultaneously, your Bernalwood editor was intrigued by a map of an ambitious redevelopment plan that envisioned San Francisco as a kind of Paris by the Bay, with grand boulevards and ornate gardens slicing through our familiar street grid.
Read on for a bunch more maps and history.
Now let’s rock out: