History

Destruction around Union Square.  The tall steel skeleton left of center is the Whittell Building - then known as the Union League Building. It was under construction at the time of the earthquake, later finished, and still standing on Geary Street.  The Butler Building at right, also under construction at the time of the quake, had walls peel away during the quake, killing several people. The building later became I. Magnin's, and its windows shattered during the 1989 earthquake. Several people on the street were injured by falling glass. The Butler Building is now part of Macy's. (sfmuseum.org)

Expo To Showcase The History Of San Francisco

More than two dozen historical societies and associations will be coming together for the first ever San Francisco History Expo.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/06/2011

San Francisco school time capsule

San Francisco School Unveils 100-Year-Old Time Capsule

Students at San Francisco’s Cleveland Elementary School saw history played out in front of them on Wednesday, as a 100-year-old time capsule was opened up.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/26/2011

First airplane takeoff from a warship - Eugene B. Ely flies his Curtiss pusher airplane from USS Birmingham in Virginia, November 14, 1910. (Wikipedia)

Centennial Of Daredevil Plane Stunt Into San Francisco Bay

One hundred years ago Tuesday, aviation history was made on San Francisco Bay, when the first plane was successfully landed onto a warship.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/18/2011

Historical image of Peraltas on porch (Peralta Hacienda)

Historic Oakland Park In Dire Need Of Funding

Funding to preserve a piece of East Bay history that dates back to the early Spanish settlers of California has all but vanished.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/02/2010

Market Street 1906

Historic 1906 Film Captures S.F.’s Market Street

A film made more than a hundred years ago on Market Street, San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, shows in fascinating detail how people lived and traveled and dressed.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/17/2010

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