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Free The St. Luke’s 1912 Steps!

March 16, 2009

St. Luke’s 1912 building is on Valencia between Cesar Chavez and Duncan. It’s on the right-hand side of this 1920 shot — note the walkway…


…which is gated off today. Not so inviting:


But using special gate piercing panorama technology — much more inviting!


Open it up and people could eat lunch on the steps. I’m thinking a taco truck in front to draw the crowds. Or now that it’s light at night, a dinner selection from the Curry Kart, or MSF!

Or maybe do a remake of the Battleship Potempkin.

Hmm, maybe not. Damn Cossacks.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark permalink
    March 17, 2009 6:44 pm

    Doesn’t it make sense to keep it locked off?

  2. Gillian Gillett permalink
    March 17, 2009 7:49 pm

    St. Luke’s medical office building closes its lone Valencia Street entrance at 7pm. After that, there’s no reason to be on that entire block of Valencia (the St. Luke’s campus occupies that whole block) unless you’re lost, committing a crime, or the victim of a crime. A fenced off entrance says “go away” to everyone walking by – not healthy or wise for a failing hospital in need of more customers, or for the neighborhoods and businesses isolated by the traffic patterns on Chavez & Guerrero.

  3. October 18, 2012 1:51 pm

    Great old shot. I’m slightly obsessed with the tree that would be just a bit further to the right. I think it has a plaque, but I never read it.
    Speaking of CC + Valencia, ANYONE know when they’re going to finish what they’re working on there?


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