Bill Roddy's childhood home
at 332 Hermann Street, as seen in 2002.
Roddy was raised in San Francisco during the 1930s at 332 Hermann Street
between Fillmore and Steiner. A radio announcer for NBC in the City from
1942-1965, Roddy shares his San Francisco memories in a fine collection
of web pages that include stories of Hermann Street and the Western Addition
in addition to historical photos and details on San Francisco history dating
back to 1850. Among his memories, Roddy says, "You don't know what
torture is until you've stood shivering in a wet, cold, wool bathing suit
at Sutro Baths." His pages include photos from his own collection, vintage
"viewbook" images, and photos from the Mayor's office, where Roddy
worked from 1965-1976. He has retired and now lives in Mission Viejo though,
of course, he left his heart in San Francisco.
Roddy's San Francisco Memories