The building was widely lauded for its sound structure, which has withstood strong earthquakes. Today it plays host to one of San Francisco’s largest indoor markets.

Landmark Buildings Then & Now

Ferry Building, San Francisco, The building was widely lauded for its sound structure, which has withstood strong earthquakes. Today it plays host to one of San Francisco’s largest indoor markets.

Since 2010, San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover has been working on a striking series of then and now composite photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (part 1 & part 2). To create the …

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

The Earthquake Blend – San Francisco 1906 + 2010 by Shawn Clover. A women opens the door to her Mercedes on Sacramento Street while horses killed by falling rubble lie in the street.

If The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Happened Today  A San Francisco photographer recreated — and then merged — images from more than a century apart.

If The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Happened Today

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: A bicyclist rides towards the fallen Valencia St. Hotel and a huge sinkhole that has opened up in the street (Shawn Clover)

“Also at the Civic Center (see today’s @Streetvogs post), a commuter on his bicycle heads toward’s San Francisco’s century-old City Hall. The original building was destroyed in the famous 1906 earthquake. Today, people can gather outside for a variety of events, including watching the Women’s World Cup live. Go Team [insertyourfave]!!" @goodarrow3/@citywithdreams for @streetvogs

“Also at the Civic Center (see today’s @Streetvogs post), a commuter on his bicycle heads toward’s San Francisco’s century-old City Hall. The original building was destroyed in the famous 1906 earthquake. Today, people can gather outside for a variety of events, including watching the Women’s World Cup live. Go Team [insertyourfave]!!" @goodarrow3/@citywithdreams for @streetvogs

Photos from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake blended into Photos from today

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: People stroll by the original adobe Mission Dolores which survived, while the brick church next door was destroyed (Shawn Clover)

San Francisco After the Earthquake and Today | InspireFirst via OLyfe

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: Cars travel down S. Van Ness, which has buckled after the quake (Shawn Clover)

northern california earthquake map - Google Search 2.8

northern california earthquake map - Google Search 2.8

San Francisco After the Earthquake of 1906 And Today

San Francisco After the Earthquake of 1906 And Today

Horse carriages and cars park in front of Lafayette Park while a destroyed city looms in the background

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: Horse carriages and cars park in front of Lafayette Park while a destroyed city looms in the background (Shawn Clover)

The "Blossom Rock Trees"  Two trees in the Oakland Hills were so tall that Sea Captains could see them as they entered the Golden Gate of the San Francisco Bay. Known as the “Blossom Rock” trees, the Sea Captains used them as a visual marker to help navigate safely away from the “Blossom Rock”, an underwater rock near Yerba Buena Island.  In 1826, Captain F. Beechey, of the British Royal Navy, noted in his ship’s log (the H.M.S. Blossom) "dangerous rock lay roughly between Alcatraz and Yerba…

The "Blossom Rock Trees" Two trees in the Oakland Hills were so tall that Sea Captains could see them as they entered the Golden Gate of the San Francisco Bay. Known as the “Blossom Rock” trees, the Sea Captains used them as a visual marker to help navigate safely away from the “Blossom Rock”, an underwater rock near Yerba Buena Island. In 1826, Captain F. Beechey, of the British Royal Navy, noted in his ship’s log (the H.M.S. Blossom) "dangerous rock lay roughly between Alcatraz and Yerba…

Buildings damaged by the SF earthquake.

The Earthquake and Fire That Destroyed San Francisco in 1906

A. P. Giannini: The Man with the Midas Touch:   At six, he witnessed his father's murder. At 12, he regularly sneaked out to the waterfront at midnight. At 15, he quit school. At 30, he retired, a self-made man. Then the real work of his life began. In 1904, A. P. Giannini (1870-1949) founded Bank of Italy, the predecessor of today's Bank of America, to serve his ethnic neighborhood in San Francisco. Against a backdrop of earthquake and fire, anti-immigrant fervor, war, and the Great D...

A. P. Giannini: The Man with the Midas Touch: At six, he witnessed his father's murder. At 12, he regularly sneaked out to the waterfront at midnight. At 15, he quit school. At 30, he retired, a self-made man. Then the real work of his life began. In 1904, A. P. Giannini (1870-1949) founded Bank of Italy, the predecessor of today's Bank of America, to serve his ethnic neighborhood in San Francisco. Against a backdrop of earthquake and fire, anti-immigrant fervor, war, and the Great D...

Composite Photos of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and the City Today

Composite Photos of San Francisco’s 1906 Earthquake and the City Today

Since San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover has been working on a striking series of then and now composite photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. To create the series, Clover

Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake - The Atlantic

Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Fires started in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake hit. The earthquake had broken all but one water main, so firefighters did not have access to water to fight the fires.

Fires started in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake hit. The earthquake had broken all but one water main, so firefighters did not have access to water to fight the fires.

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