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Sunnyside Powerhouse

The Sunnyside Powerhouse powered San Francisco's first electric streecar line, the San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railroad. It was built by the Joost Brothers, Behrend, Isaac, and Fabian primarily to make their extensive real estate holdings in the Sunnyside neighborhood more accessible. The line opened in April 1892 and ran from the foot of Market Street to Colma's Holy Cross Cemetery (with a transfer near 30th and Chenery) and was later extended to South San Francisco, still later to downtown San Mateo.