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Then-and-Now Photos Reveal How San Francisco Has Changed Over a Century


Want to see how the city of San Francisco has transformed over the past century? Here’s a neat set of then-and-now photos showing old shots of The City by the Bay next to modern pictures shot in the same locations.

The series was created by the travel company Orbitz, which gathered historical photos from OpenSF History and the San Francisco Public Library. The present-day photos were captured in October 2018 by San Francisco-based photographer Niall David.

Golden Gate Bridge: 1965

City Hall: 1913

Old St. Mary’s Cathedral: 1900

Lombard Street: 1922

Flood Building: 1904

Hyde Street Pier: 1975

Chinatown: 1910

Haight Theater: 1948

Transamerica Building: 1911

Sentinel Building: 1915