San Francisco Public Library

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100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
(415) 557-4400

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Sep 10, 2000
Built in 1923 in an area known as Russian Hill, this brick paved street is only about 1/4 mile long and has eight curves back and forth to make travel down easier than the 27 degree hill would be without it. The city knew it was too steep to allow anyone trying to travel up the hill, so they made it one way. I don't know how often they replace bricks, but I had the opportunity to travel down this street on a motorcycle several years ago, and it was a very treacherous ride. Some of those bricks are nearly an inch apart and were not put in with anything to keep them from moving, just loose brick. This is one of the many special places that San Francisco has, and you will just have to experience it. Just be aware that there is no parking nearby, so taking pictures is more difficult now than in past years.
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