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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

Bullitt - Bullitt's Apartment

  Below, director Peter Yates captures one of San Francisco's many vistas on a misty morning as Bullitt heads east down Broadway from Taylor on his way to his apartment (locals will recognize he's actually heading away from his apartment).

Then ...  The Bay Bridge is in the distance and there's a small twin-domed church on the left.

... and Now,  the church, Nuestra Senor de Guadalupe, was bult in 1906 to serve the local Catholic community.  It's now a Chinese day school.


Then ...    He drives his Mustang down Clay Street, crosses Taylor, then makes a slick reverse (below) in front of the cream Austin Healey (CitySleuth is salivating - he used to own one).  Bullitt's apartment house, 1153 Taylor Street, is the dark blue house on the corner of Clay - his place is on the top floor.

... and Now,  the building is repainted a light color and a garage has been added at the front corner.


Then ...  At the corner market opposite his apartment he isn't above helping himself to a newspaper when he's short of change.

... and Now,  the recent photo finds a market, V-J Grocery, still at the same location, 1199 Clay Street, where customers can still get their daily paper out front.


Then ...  In the composited image below, Bullitt crosses Taylor and climbs the front steps to his apartment door.

... and Now,  today's view, north along Taylor across Clay, is pretty much unchanged in over 40 years.

... and Now,  below are the entrance steps of 1153 Taylor leading to the building's three apartments, 1153, 1155 and 1157.  Bullitt's was 1153, the door on the left, which leads up to the top floor.


  Inside the apartment Cathy has breakfast in the living room.  The corner window view looks east down Clay Street - San Francisco Bay and part of Yerba Buena Island can be seen in the distance.

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