Near what is today the intersection of Gough and Greenwich streets, Washerwoman's Lagoon took its name from the pond popular for washing clothes. (via FoundSF)

#TBT: When Beer Town, Butchertown and Washerwoman's Lagoon Were SF Neighborhoods

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San Francisco is kind of weird—it's just our thing, and has always been.

So looking back in history, it's little surprise that the city was once home to some very strangely named neighborhoods. Take a look back at some of the more eyebrow-raising locales.


Apparel City

(Hosea Blair, Courtesy of San Francisco Public Library)

A project of the City of San Francisco, Apparel City—bounded on one side by Industrial Street, east of Bernal Heights—got its start in 1949. It was meant to house the Bay Area garment industry, but only one part of the project was completed.

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