This San Francisco cityscape contains many of its well-known landmarks, including Alcatraz Island on the horizon and Sts. Peter and Paul Church at the left.
Sts. Peter and Paul Church was built in 1924.
Alcatraz Island was developed as a prison for the military and the FBI until 1963. It is now an area for recreation and a National Historic Landmark.
Also prominent in this photograph are San Francisco’s famous “Painted Ladies”, Victorian and Edwardian houses generally painted in three or more colors. Roughly 48,000 homes were built in this style between 1849 and 1915.
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Cities and towns -- California -- San Francisco; Alcatraz Island (Calif.); Housing -- California -- San Francisco; Aerial photography in land use -- California -- San Francisco; Aerial photography -- California -- San Francisco;
United States of America
Smolski, Chet, "San Francisco: Cityscape, Alcatraz Island & Sts. Peter and Paul Church" (1976). Smolski Images. 611.
Painted Ladies, housing, aerial, cityscape, downtown, religious architecture, San Francisco