What a great map! Much nicer than anything I've seen for the old DC network.
It's an awesome map. You can still follow some of the old rail lines in the city today even though they are covered with houses. Some of the ROW can be seen in aerial photos. I'll post some examples soon. I didn't even realize this but my street used to have a streetcar on it. It's such a small street. Never would have guessed.
Which street? And I saw this one on Flickr before!There is, however, that the L Taraval wasn't extended to the Zoo yet, and the N Judah wasn't even open until 1928. (I couldn't find the M Ocean View.) Or that it doesn't show the two bridges that opened yet. (I probably knew it when I first saw it, uh, three weeks ago.)
Chattanooga. The bridges weren't built until the 30s so they would not be on this map. Also, the layout of bayview, hunters point has changed a bit since then.
Look, ma! No Alemany!Also, note the complete lack of a clusterf**k aroung c chav (army) and potrero/bayshore!
I must say, I can't resist having a laugh at the "Lick Old Ladies Home" by the reservoir just east of present day McLaren Park. Presumably name after the same James Lick who gave us the freeway.
In 1925 the institution at Silver and Mission Streets was the Jewish Orphan Asylum. Now it's the Jewish Home for the Aged. I wonder if there's anybody living there now who lived there as a child.
If you want to see a city with downtown streetcars on many streets, go to Melbourne, Australia, home of the largest tramway system in the English speaking world. In addition to the tramways, they have a suburban electric railway network with about a dozen lines that made this Southern California native think "this is what the Pacific Electric could have become". If you love electric local passenger service, it's well worth the trip, mate.
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