Adrian & Lafayette
ADRIAN HOTEL – 493 EDDY ST. & LAFAYETTE COFFEE SHOP – 250 HYDE ST.
Labels: Hotel Adrian, neon signs
BALBOA HOTEL – 120 HYDE ST.
Labels: Balboa Hotel, neon signs
former YOUNG MEN'S INSTITUTE – 50 OAK ST. & former MASONIC LODGE – 25 VAN NESS AVE.
Empress - fire escape
EMPRESS HOTEL – 144 EDDY ST.
Labels: Hotel Empress, William Penn Hotel
Down Eddy Street
HOTEL FAIRFAX – 420 EDDY ST.
Labels: Hotel Fairfax, neon signs
Window Onto 6th Street
(VANTAGE POINT: SHREE GANESHAI HOTEL – 68 6TH ST.)
Labels: 6th Street, Hillsdale Hotel, Hotel Haveli, Lawrence Hotel, Oak Tree Hotel, SoMa, Whitaker Hotel
LAWRENCE HOTEL – 48 6TH ST.
People occasionally ask me why I don't take "after" shots, photographs of the way things now appear. My answer is that the results of modernization will be around for a long time, but history is being obliterated before our eyes.
Labels: 6th Street, Lawrence Hotel, neon signs, SoMa
CAMELOT HOTEL – 124 TURK ST.
Labels: Hotel Camelot
DAHLIA HOTEL – 74 TURK ST.
Source: San Francisco History Center, S.F. Public Library
From a local news article in 1937:
"When hotel men tried to get the Dahlia Hotel at 74 Turk St. closed, they said it was a vice resort with 10 girls. Mayor Rossi's secretary said: 'You run your hotels and we'll run the rest,' they declared."
Labels: Dahlia Hotel, neon signs
Marathon - rear wall
MARATHON HOTEL – 710 ELLIS ST.
Labels: Marathon Hotel
Lafayette at Night
LAFAYETTE COFFEE SHOP – 250 HYDE ST.
Labels: Lafayette Coffee Shop, neon signs
Oasis Colonnade (detail)
OASIS APARTMENTS – 351 TURK ST.
Labels: Oasis Hotel, Y.M.C.A.