March 4, 2018

Rare Pictures of San Francisco in 1856

These photographs of beautiful views and public buildings of San Francisco were taken by photographer G. R. Fardon, published in 1856, and held by the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Views within this album include that of City Hall, California Street, Telegraph Hill, and Alcatraz Island.

California Street

City Hall

East side of Montgomery Street

Former Post Office, the rally of the 'Law and Order' Party

Fort Vigilance

Kearny Street

Merchants' Exchange, on Battery street

Mission of 'Los Dolores'

Montgomery Block, Montgomery Street

Monumental Engine House, on the Plaza

North side of Montgomery Street, from California to Sacramento

South Park

St. Francis' Hook and Ladder No. 1; Knickerbocker Engine House No. 5

Telegraph Hill, taken from corner of Stockton and Sacramento streets

The Cathedral, (St. Mary's Church)

The Custom House

View down Sacramento Street

View down Stockton Street

View from Kearny street - in the foreground the Orphans' Asylum

View from Rincon Point

View from Russian Hill, from Telegraph Hill

View from the Plaza

View of North Beach, from Telegraph Hill

View of the City from Stockton street, containing the portions between Washington and Sacramento streets

View of the west side of Montgomery Street, from Washington to Pacific

View over Happy Valley

View over the city from Harrison Street

View over the City, containing the portions between California and Bush Streets

Alcatraz Island

Battery Street


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