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Playland by the Beach, 1928-1972. Photo: Musee Mecanique

Vintage Farewell Favorites

Celebrating departed institutions is nothing new in the City by the Bay. Like our famed oceanside amusement park Playland by the Beach, each of these staples of San Francisco culture has been gone for decades. Also like Playland, each was eulogized in local papers and sent reluctantly into the hereafter by our fathers and grandfathers, all sentimental San Franciscans.

Bay City Grill, 45 Turk Street
Captain Satellite, KTVU
City of Paris
Clinton Cafeteria, 1059 Market Street
Fireman Frank, KRON
Fleishacker Pool, Sloat Blvd. and Great Highway
Forbidden City, 363 Sutter Street
Fox Theatre
Geneva Drive-In, 2150 Geneva Avenue
Harding Theatre
International Settlement
Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard
Maison Paul, 1214 Market Street
Meiggs' Wharf

Moar's Cafeteria
Nugget Grill, 41 Post Street
Pietro Three Eleven Restaurant, 535 Washington Street
Poodle Dog Old Ritz French Restaurant, 65 Post Street
Ripley's French Restaurant, 846 Jackson Street
Robert's at the Beach, 2200 Great Highway
San Francisco Seals Baseball Team
Solari's Grill, 345 Geary Street
State's Hof Brau
Sutro Baths

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