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I have been coming across a lot of really cool stuff in the beginning stages of researching for my next project. I am really only just starting, so I will see how the project evolves, but let’s just say I am writing a book, which will incorporate both a photographic essay and extensive research revolving around San Francisco architecture. It wasn’t through my research, however, that I found this fascinating video… a friend actually sent it to me – so thank you, William!

This is the best pre – 1906 earthquake footage I have ever seen. It is amazing. The film begins at best guess around present day Market Street and 1st Street, and continues up Market approaching the Ferry Building. Thanks to a quick Wikipedia search, I have verified that the Ferry Building did indeed survive the earthquake with very little damage.

Click here to see the video.

For those of you out there who have information about San Francisco history, specifically Victorian Architecture, please get in touch with me at melissa [at] arkenstudios.com. Any and all input is greatly appreciated and can assist me greatly in my book research!

1 Comment

  1. Jared White on July 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Wow, that’s absolutely amazing footage! Thanks for passing it on along. It’s interesting to see how traffic laws weren’t quite happening — everyone’s just driving (or riding) all over the place.

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