Grant Street and California Street, San Francisco, CA

This image moves from California to Grant Street, and happens to include the California Street cable car as it crosses Grant. As indicated by the buildings, banners and lamp posts, this is Chinatown in San Francisco, which extends some distance along Grant and on both sides.

Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Calif. 94710

The description states:

SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN

Showing California Street Cable Car at it crosses Grant Avenue in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

–The Cathay House building is one of the most notable landmarks and has housed different businesses over time. Currently there is a fast food restaurant occupying the street level. The Cathay House restaurant is a bit further down the block now.

The banners over the road appear to be celebrating the year of the dragon, which, in consideration of the cars shown, points to this picture dating to 1964.

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