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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)





Postmarked Feb 23 1917




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)




San Francisco Call - 5 July 1895 (full page)                                                                                 


SF Call - Feb 20 1910


Close-up from this Ocean Beach image


"Lurline Baths, San Francisco California"


Lurline Baths
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