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Lurline Pier (1894-1967)
(Also referred to as the "Olympic Pier")

The Lurline Pier was located on Ocean Beach between Balboa and Anza streets. It was sometimes called the "Olympic Club Pier" because an intake pipe for pumping saltwater to the old Lurline Baths and Olympic Club pools downtown, hence the two names. The pier lasted until the 1960s and formed the southern boundary of the stretch of beach that surfers still call "Kelly's Cove".

Lurline Pier protected the intake pipe for the downtown Lurline Baths (Larkin and Bush streets, 1894-1936)

 

close-up


 

 


Postmarked Feb 23 1917
(reverse)


 


"A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR"


 

children at play...


 

sitting on the water filter...


 


 


"Worden, SF"

 


Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 


Possibly taken from the Lurline Pier
(ebay image - 7/19/2017)

 


Glass Negative of Ocean Beach, March 1917
(this close-up only shows part of the image - click for full image)

 




 


ebay image, dated 1959

 

 

 


San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 5 1892


 

Adolph Sutro initially opposed the pump station, but later approves


The San Francisco Examiner - Jan 27 1893

 


The San Francisco Examiner - Jan 28 1893

 


The San Francisco Examiner - Jan 30 1893

 


The San Francisco Examiner - Feb 10 1893

 


The San Francisco Examiner - May 9 1893

 


The San Francisco Examiner - Oct 13 1893

The San Francisco Call - Oct 13 1893

 


The San Francisco Call - Apr 18 1894

 


San Francisco Call - 5 July 1895 (full page)                                                                                 

 


The San Francisco Examiner - Feb 27 1899

 


The San Francisco Call - Apr 15 1899

 


The San Francisco Examiner - Sep 18 1899

 


SF Call - Feb 20 1910

 


Close-up from this Ocean Beach image

 


"Lurline Baths, San Francisco California"

 


Lurline Baths
image source:  http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/

 


Library of Congress, Edison film showing Lurline Baths:   https://www.loc.gov/item/00694240/