Cliff House Project

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Photo courtesy Darlene Thorne Collection

 


"Taken on the Esplanade, Cliff House marked by dot above it."
"Father and Mary Adele - Jan 1921, Mary Adele - 3 yrs"
Model-T
Mike Winslow:  "There is no seawall.  Phase one of the seawall should be seen in 1921.  So this has to be pre-1916 which is when phase one was completed. Based on the concessions and comparing this to other photos. This is about 1914-1915."
(reverse)


 


Photo courtesy Darlene Thorne Collection

 


Photo courtesy Darlene Thorne Collection

 


Photo courtesy John Freeman Collection




Photo courtesy Darlene Thorne Collection

 


ars collection

 


Postmarked:  Nov 17, 1920

 


Left to right in the car are Ruth Woods, Henrietta Woods, Henry Woods, and Ed Smith
Courtesy of the Woods / Gaylord Family collection

 

 

 


"1920 Paige Motor Car" (description from seller)

 


 

To learn more...

The Cliff House features prominently in the history of the automobile. Those early auto enthusiasts would rendezvous at the Cliff House frequently, even establishing the CSAA (California State Automobile Association) in a meeting at the Cliff House.  Click here to learn more.  

One popular automobile activity was the "Moonlight Run".  Click here to learn more.  

History was also made when the first transcontinental auto race was held, with the Cliff House serving as the starting line.  Click here to learn more.  

 


 


The Evening Express - Oct 6 1877
Emperor Norton referencing Cliff House

 


The San Francisco Call - Feb 27 1907

 


The San Francisco Examiner - Jan 19 1901  (pdf)

 


San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 21 1902

 


San Francisco Chronicle - 1 Nov 1914

 



San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 6 1920, page 1A


San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 6 1920, page 2A