How will you remeber?/Monterey Blvd. Streetcarsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
How will you remember October 17, 1989? I am going to have a moment of silence for 20 seconds at 5:04 P.M. Tell me. Please, I'd like to know. The other thing is that I saw a picture today and it showed a streetcar going down the middle of Monterey Blvd., by Gennesee. It said something about " Via Guerro". I assume it must've gone down Monterey Blvd and through the "Bernal Cut", as Kurt Iversen mentioned. I'd really aprreciate some info on this! Thanks a lot, you guys!
-- Sean M. Hall (email@example.com), October 03, 2002
The streetcar in question ran on Market Street Railway's #10 Sunnyside line--Monterey Blvd. was originally named Sunnyside Ave. The route ran from the Ferry Building to Monterey and Genessee via Mission, 14th, Guerrero, San Jose Ave., 30th, Chenery, Diamond, and Monterey Blvd., 6.5 miles. I'm unable to determine the inaugural date for streetcar service, but it was prior to 1915. The line was gradually converted to motor bus service beginning in the thirties and completely converted on January 28, 1940.
-- robert bardell (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 04, 2002.
Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The picture was taken in the 30's, I think 1938. So I assume that Sunnyside Ave. was longer before the freeway was built. No? When did they change the name to Monterey? So many questions. Thanx!
-- Sean M. Hall (email@example.com), October 07, 2002.