Indeed Flora is Alive on Camp as Well. Bougainvellia and California Poppies. Photo by Christian Albertson

It’s 10:55 but these photos were taken earlier. It’s now 52˚ and expected to rise to only 65˚. Details for the next ten days are here.

Today’s block: 16th to Camp, Guerrero to Albion.

Our block includes the most important intersection in the history of San Francisco, Albion and Camp, the birthplace of the city in which we live. On June 29, 1776 two Franciscan priests celebrated mass with colonists on the shore of Lake Dolores (the spot now occupied by that intersection) and decided to build Mission Dolores nearby, thus birthing the city we all know and love.

The street now known as Albion was a footpath for the Ohlone Indians along the shore of the lake/marsh, which explains why it doesn’t line up across 16th Street.

16th Street has seen quite a transformation over the last couple of decades. We (at the Monk’s Kettle) have been a part of the neighborhood since 2007 and have seen it change an incredible amount over that time.  We are very grateful to be a part of the community and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Editor’s Note: We haven’t been able to independently confirm these historical facts, but here’s some more on the mystery of Lake Dolores

With the light good early on, so much the better to sign on to document your block. Don’t wait! Let us know what day and block you would like at

You can see a map of all of the blocks here. The blocks in grey are being saved for others who have signed up. Let us save a block for you as well.

Morning View from Albion and 16th. Photo by Christian Albertson
Morning Sun Along 16th Street. Photo by Christian Albertson
Camp & Albion- The Birthplace of San Francisco. Photo by Christian Albertson
Flora is Alive on Albion. Photo by Christian Albertson.
Also at the Corner of Camp & Albion. Photo by Christian Albertson.
The Former First Methodist Episcopal Church Turned Condos. Photo by Christian Albertson
The Mission Has Its Own Gated Communities. Photo by Christian Albertson
Window Along Guerrero Street. Photo by Christian Albertson.
16th Street is a Corridor for Those Heading to BART in the Morning. Photo by Christian Albertson
No Vacancy in the Mission. Photo by Christian Albertson.
16th Street Has Seen an Incredible Transformation the Last 5-10 Years. Photo by Christian Albertson.
Brought to You By the Folks at The Monk’s Kettle. Photo by Christian Albertson.

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