The Mission – Bringing You Blight Since 1945
Scanner, history. History, scanner.
Here we have “The Master Plan of the City and County of San Francisco: Classification of Areas for Redevelopment (1945)” scanned by the indominable Eric Fischer.
While less colorful than our previous Blight Map of 1948, this is more detailed, revealing blight block by block. (Guess if the dark shading means good or bad.) Behold a 450 pixel-wide slice of blight from North Beach down to the Mission.
(Note this is even before 101 went in. And they certainly had their eyes on building on top of Bernal — those would have been epic streets.)
Here we have the key:
$40 adjusted for inflation is just under $500 today — I can only imagine how gobsmacked the city planners of 1945 would be to see Craigslist rental prices 3 to 6 times higher on their “substandard” properties.
It’s fascinating how blocks with million dollar homes were considered tear-downs 65 years ago.