Two views I’ve never seen of the aftermath of the Quake and Fire of 1906.
“Russian and Telegraph hills from roof of Ferry P.O., San Francisco.”
- “Palace Hotel, Market Street, San Francisco.” After the Earthquake and Fire the hotel was razed to make way for the “New” Palace, which opened in 1909.
Just over 103 years later:
The same view from September of 2009.
The Monadnock Building at far right was still under construction when the 1906 earthquake hit. It not only survived that and the fire, but 2 separate attempts by the US Army to dynamite it in order to create a firebreak to protect the Palace Hotel.
At the left edge, the 1889 De Young Building survives, or at least its restored façade does, and also the historic Lotta’s Fountain, both seen in this photo taken on March 1, 2015.
Source: Shorpy Historic Picture Archive
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