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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

Experiment In Terror - Parking Garage

Then ...  Kelly drives to work, heads down a narrow alley, and pulls into her downtown garage.

... another look ...  Below is another view of the alley seen later in the movie.  Recognizing the building across the street at the end as the distinctive Hallidie Building at 130 Sutter Street led CitySleuth to the garage site, which as it turns out has since been built over.  The 1962 San Francisco street directory revealed that it was the Lick Garage at 55 Lick Place, an alley between Post and Sutter. 

... and Now,  the garage and the alley were demolished in the early 1980s to make way for a shopping mall, the Crocker Galleria (map).  The matching photo below was taken from where the garage would have been - the ground level is a few feet lower and the line of shops on the right side sit astride where the narrow alley, no more than 30 feet wide, used to run.  The Hallidie Building, still there across Sutter Street, is currently hiding behind scaffolding.


A vintage photo ...  This 1950 photograph showed the entrance to Lick Place at Sutter Street.  The classy building on the left is the Hunter-Dulin Building at 111 Sutter.  The alley side of this building is on the right in both of the 'Then'  images above.

 ... and Now,  the Hunter-Dulin Building is still there but the narrow alley and the two-storey building beyond it have been replaced by The Crocker Galleria.


  Here's the 1962 Street Directory entry confirming the address and name of the garage.

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