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7/24/2012 02:18 PM EDT
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Brian Fuller2
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Brian Fuller2   7/30/2012 8:31:56 PM
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George, great piece on one of my favorite SF landmarks! Neighborhood note: Klockars sits on the shoulder of Rincon Hill, overlooking the Financial District. In the 1860s and '70s, the hill was home to the swankiest homes in SF (my great-great grandfather had a home on Folsom between 2nd and 3rd). City leaders, however, needed a more direct route for teamster traffic from the south, so they created the Second Street Cut two blocks west of his shop, excavating what is now 2nd Street through the richest neighborhood in town. Needless to say, it didn't stay the richest neighborhood for long, as homeowners moved out toward Nob Hill. It became an industrial section in town for decades and only in the past 20-30 years has shifted back to a neighborhood that has both high-tech business and high-rent condos and apartments. What goes around comes around. Thanks for sharing.

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ReneCardenas   7/27/2012 9:08:41 PM
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Thanks George for sharing those slides. I found remarkable that he has not been forced to shut down and replaced by other comerce structures. Some how he must still find it rewarding! Good for him.

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george.leopold   7/25/2012 8:53:37 PM
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Ahhh...plaque...

GeniusEE
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GeniusEE   7/25/2012 6:01:03 PM
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LoL..."plague"

elPresidente
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elPresidente   7/25/2012 10:34:48 AM
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Meh...a lot of us do that kind of thing in the Bay Area....those of us that actually have a life versus just being droids in an office all the time. TechShop and The Crucible are notable.

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junko.yoshida   7/24/2012 6:24:41 PM
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For a few minutes, while reading the story and looking at the pictures, I lost myself in a different period of the history. Good luck to Tony!

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