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Take a trip through time and the City by the Bay …

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San Francisco in 1940 was a different city. Smaller but denser, with less of a concentration of financial centers and more of a mixture of industry, middle-class commerce and working class manufacturing, you can still see traces of the old metropolis in the brick manufacturing warehouses-turned-lofts south of Market, and in the remaining architectural jewels lining Market Street.

Some of the businesses are still with us, too … the Pickwick Hotel and John’s Grill, and of course the Ferry Building, newly refurbished though the commuter boats that once plied the Bay are long gone.

Retrace Miranda’s footsteps with this map … get to know the old city alongside the new one, and learn why so many people leave their heart in San Francisco.