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.
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