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


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.


(Alan J. Canterbury, Courtesy of San Francisco Public Library)

Located in the Bayview, Butchertown contained all of the city's slaughterhouses, tanneries and related industries by 1877.The last slaughterhouse here closed in 1971.

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