Thursday, April 5, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

VANISHING SPECIES





Human delivering food, soon to be replaced by robots and drones.


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 3/19/18

Thursday, March 15, 2018

FERN ALLEY MURALS


The mural below, which went up from 2016, 





has been joined by the others below:
















 Located in Fern Alley between Larkin and Polk.




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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

UPCOMING LOCAL EVENT: ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LOWER POLK COMMUNITY BENEFIT DISTRICT






The annual meeting of the Lower Polk Community Benefit District takes place from 7:00 -8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at the First Congregational Church at 1300 Polk.


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 3/13/18

Monday, March 12, 2018

NEIGHBORHOOD RE-OPENINGS: NARA SUSHI





Nara Sushi at 1515 Polk has completed its remodeling and has re-opened for business.


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 3/12/18

Monday, March 5, 2018

OLD SAN FRANCISCO – SEGO MILK ADVERTISEMENT

The building at 1423 Bush Street that formerly housed City Car Rental has been torn down, probably to make way for another high-rent condominium/apartment.





Its absence has revealed on an adjoining wall what my friend and urban archeologist Nan Castle would describe as an urban artifact   an advertisement from the early 20th century for Sego Milk.





The Sego Milk Products Company opened in 1916 in Galt, California and was "From 1917 to 1957 ... the pride of Galt." according to an October 14, 2004 article in the Lodi News-Sentinel. (click here for link: http://www.lodinews.com/features/vintage_lodi/article_7f24a1d3-aba3-5636-b023-dac35f7ca9aa.html



The caption above the logo reads "From Sweet Trees (?) and Pastures"






while the one below reads "5,000 Feet Above the Sea". (Galt, California, where it was made, is only about 50 feet above sea level. Truth-in-advertising wasn't a thing bacthen.)

Just above the Sego sign can be seen another sign advertising "Bath" and something else.









A glimpse into an earlier era in San Francisco is available at least until construction on a new building begins, when it wil be covered over and forgotten.


Copyright © by Chris Enquist 3/5/18