Wonderful Photos of San Francisco’s SoMa District During the Late 1970s and Early 1980s – Design You Trust

Wonderful Photos of San Francisco’s SoMa District During the Late 1970s and Early 1980s

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Saturday Afternoon, Howard between 3rd and 4th Streets, 1981

In 1978, Janet Delaney moved to San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district because the location was central and the rent was cheap. She was a student at the San Francisco Art Institute at the time. Delaney began taking photographs with a view camera on the weekends. She initially shot construction sites near her apartment, including the vast Moscone convention center.

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Flag Makers, Natoma at 3rd Street, 1982

“As I continue to photograph in San Francisco and in urban areas around the world,” says Delaney, “I see that who plays and who pays remains, as it always was, the central issue.”

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Across from the Moscone Center, 3rd at Tehama Street, 1980

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Artist in her Studio, Project One, 10th at Howard Street, 1980

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Back porch view, 62 Langton Street, 1975

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Longtime Neighbors, Langton at Folsom Street, 1980

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Mr. Giannini in his Barbershop, Established 1932, 480 6th Street, 1980

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Hamburger Mary’s, 1582 Folsom at 12th Street, 1980

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Painting Mural, Langton Street, 1980

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Russ Street Apartments, 1981

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Mary Gardner’s Kitchen after the five-alarm fire, Folsom at Hallam Street, 1981

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Tom Whiting and Ted Haack’s Kitchen, 58 Langton Street, 1980

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2nd at Market Street, 1986

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Mercantile Building, Mission and 3rd Streets, 1980

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10th at Folsom Street, 1982

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David, Father Leo Joseph’s Roommate, 60 Langton Street, 1981

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Transbay Terminal Newsstand, 1982

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Shantiben Dahayabhai Patel, Park Hotel, 1040 Folsom Street, 1980

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Langton between Folsom and Harrison Streets, 1979

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Eviciton, 158-160 Langon Street, 1980

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