|Ocean Avenue, 1900 block|
This may have been an alternative name for Ocean Avenue.
(the future location of) the El Rey Theatre, which opened in 1931.
|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|It has been replaced by the Muni K Ingleside line that traverses the Twin Peaks Tunnel, which opened in 1918.|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
|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
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