It Was A Grand Day

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

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

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Clement Street Photo Source
“Jeanne and I went Clement Street for shopping. Nice store-fun!”
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Clement Street Photo Source

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

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