San Francisco Potrero Hill Showplace Square
Images of a different era: an exciting, block-by-block glimpse of late 1980s Potrero Hill San Francisco.
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A fascinating pictorial bird’s-eye-view of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, and Showplace Square neighborhoods.
Industry first arrived at Dogpatch in the mid-1850s. The earliest residents were mostly European immigrants. Over time, Dogpatch became more industrialized and many residents moved up the hill to Potrero Hill, turning it into a residential neighborhood. It remained a working-class neighborhood until the mid-1990s when gentrification turned it into a mostly working professional neighborhood, zoned by the San Francisco Planning Department to include light industry and small businesses.
Showplace Square was originally developed as a warehouse and industrial district serving nearby port facilities, and is now the city’s locus for interior design and furniture.
The view captures a facet of life and business as it was, focusing on small businesses and restaurants, many which no longer exist or reflect what is already an earlier era.
Wear at each of the corners.