And you thought it was a bitch to have to move!!


I would like to thank FoundSF.org for allowing me to share a great photo essay showing what a re-development compromise (mind you a very VERY tiny victory for this poor Fillmore neighborhood destroyed by the SF Redevelopment Agency) can look like.  Pretty crazy to think of them up and moving these homes over several blocks so to be able to build the geary cut.  I also find it kind of interesting that they chose (at least a few of them) to be really unremarkable and plain victorians.  I know what this city has to offer and these have got to have been built with the low bargin bid developers because they are barely victorians minus the bay windows and the railroad flat floorplans, when i know that they demolished some beautiful full gingerbreaded doll houses and chose to save these.  Well… at least they saved something!

Anyway… on to the article (which you can see on its original site here (http://foundsf.org/index.php?title=Moving_Victorians_in_the_Fillmore)

 

Moving Victorians in the Fillmore

 

Unfinished History

In the mid-1970s the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency stopped the wholesale destruction of venerable Victorian buildings. Instead, they picked them up and moved them around the neighborhood. One well-known example is the building that housed Jimbo’s Bop Cityon Post Street which was moved to its current location on Fillmore near Sutter, housing Marcus Books.

In 1976-1977 Dave Glass took these remarkable photos of the Victorians on the move.

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Hello. My actual name is Emelie. I am an artist in San Francisco. I started out my early life deep in the Santa Cruz mountains. I left Santa Cruz shortly after graduating High School in 1992 and moved up to the city. I have been in sf ever since and more specifically Bernal Hts. since 2009. I work in a number of mediums usually depending on the space i have to work in. In SF that can vary greatly! I look forward to sharing my thoughts, observations and photos with you all. Hopefully at the very least i will give you a little chuckle once and a while. Thank you for stopping and reading my little blog. I encourage all who stops by to leave comments. I will read them all and appreciate the time you spend with me! Sincerely to you all! Emelie (aka, Bluepearlgirl) To see some of my artwork, please check out www.artwanted.com/emelie ........... Another blogger Mskatiekins sums my blog up pretty well... here is what she said.... "BluePearlGirl’sWorld – This is one diverse blog. This sassy gal tackles big issues as well as posting funny and uplifting little pick-me-ups. I’d love to learn more about you and your art/creativity!"

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