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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

Woman On The Run --Washington Square Park

  Having struck out in their quest for Frank they take a break next to a statue at Washington Square Park in North Beach.

Then ...  Over to the left is Saints Peter and Paul Church on Filbert Street; to the right, Coit Tower.

... and Now, the statue is a memorial to the Volunteer Fire Dept. of 1839-1866 who protected the city during several conflagrations before the first city fire department was created.

... from 1933 ...    This is a photo taken of its dedication ceremony in 1933.  Behind it on the top of Telegraph Hill Coit Tower had been newly built only months earlier; it remains an iconic exclamation point to this day.

... and Now,  here's a recent view of Saints Peter and Paul Church.  It was originally built a block and a half away on Filbert and Grant in 1884 only to be destroyed by the Great Fire of 1906.  It was rebuilt on its present site in 1924.

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