Looking south from Edgehill, 1920

West Portal from Edgehill - 1920

by Richard Brandi

This photograph shows how the development of West Portal's planned communities differed from the rest of San Francisco: exclusively residential areas, curving streets, and landscaping (with some trees transplanted from the 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition).

The first house built in West Portal was for a Dr. Strubes at a cost of $14,000. (1)

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Image: Claremont Court and a barren West Portal Avenue, looking south from Edgehill in 1920. Courtesy of the Greg Gaar collection.

Bibliography: (1) San Francisco Chronicle, October 14, 1916, page 13.


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