Interactive History of San Francisco Place Names

This is fantastic!

I have now learned that Main Street was named after Charles Main.

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6 Responses:

  1. I'd just like to know why the state streets are in the order they are. It's not alphabetical or order of admission to the union.

  2. Anthony says:

    That would explain why, in the words of Herb Caen, Main Street isn't.

  3. Sweet.

    Best name I've found so far: Cadwalader Ringgold

    Best conflict-of-interest in street-naming: Gough and Octavia

  4. Buz Deadwax says:

    They seem to be missing all the SOMA alleys named for prostitutes.