It Was A Grand Day

Tuesday January 24, 1939. “Jeanne started at Polytechnic High School. We unpacked the trunks which arrived today.”

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Polytechnic High School 701 Fredrick Street was open for almost 90 years until the 1970s. Over that time the school had a reputation for a diverse and talented student body, inspirational teachers and administrators, and exceptional football teams. Photo source: San Francisco Public Library Historic Photo Collection

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In 1987 the school property was re-zoned for condominiums and most of the campus buildings were demolished. Fortunately the magnificent Art Deco Gymnasiums were kept. Photo Source www.noehill.com

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Clement Street Photo Source http://www.outsidelands.org
“Jeanne and I went Clement Street for shopping. Nice store-fun!”
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Clement Street Photo Source http://www.outsidelands.org

“Nite: Tony over for a few minutes. Then Sam, Jeanne and I went to Clement Street. It was a grand day.”

Dan Soderberg
I am Dan Soderberg, award winning documentary film maker and phototgrapher specializing in architecture, historic preservation and nature.
1 COMMENT
  • Zack

    Clement St. is five blocks north of Fulton. The school was on the other side of the park. I wonder if Mom walked to school through the park. You couldn’t ask for nicer surroundings.

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