Ocean Avenue, 1900 block
Ingleside Terraces Homes Archives, San Francisco

Ingleside Driveway 1909
Junipero Serra Blvd.
A postcard captioned "Ingleside Driveway, San Francisco" and postmarked 1909.
This may have been an alternative name for Ocean Avenue.
A photo of the #12 streetcar tracks on Ocean Avenue in 1908, said to be near
(the future location of) the El Rey Theatre, which opened in 1931.

Ingleside Terraces gate and streetcar
The United Railroad #12 Ocean Avenue streetcar line came out Mission St.
to unpaved Ocean Avenue on its way to the beach. Victoria Street is in the background.
It has been replaced by the Muni K Ingleside line that traverses the Twin Peaks Tunnel, which opened in 1918.

1942 photo of the El Rey Theatre, with a gas station and a food shop on the left and a Safeway on the right. The 1931 El Rey Theatre was designed by Timothy Pfleuger and is San Francisco Landmark # 274 Here is a blog with information about the El Rey Theatre: http://sanfranciscotheatres.blogspot.com/2019/05/el-rey-theatre.html

2019 photo of the El Rey Theatre building, awaiting redevelopment.

1940 Ocean Ave. street directory In 1940, there were six businesses in the 1900 block of Ocean Avenue that used the name "El Rey" (1923, 1942, 1952, 1966, 1970, and 1990),
three grocery stores (1948 a Safeway, 1951, and 1990),
two bakeries (1931 and 1938),
two hardwares (1935 and 1944),
a pharmacy (1901) and a drug store (1973).
1940 House and Street Directory
The above link is broken.
Some of this information may be found at:
Polks Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory 1940

The first Gap store, in 1969, was located in the southeast corner of the El Rey Theatre building.

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