Photographer Arnold Genthe's famous photo "Street of Gamblers", Ross Alley, Chinatown, San Francisco, Ca. (c.1900) on the left and the same location in 2012 on the right. Chinatown was completely devastated by the great earthquake and fire of 1906.
2619 Octavia St., San Francisco, Ca. This was the home of Dr. Millicent Cosgrave in 1906. Located in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, the house survived the great earthquake and fire.
The famous photographer Arnold Genthe lost his apartment and studio on Sutter street when it was dynamited by fire crews as the fire spread across the City.
From the autobiography of photographer Arnold Genthe in the aftermath of the '06 quake and fire.....
"In the Frank Cowderys' home on Maple Street and later on in the Octavia Street home of Dr. Millicent Cosgrave (whose friendship throughout these years has meant so much to me) I had found a haven of rest. For several weeks I did not concern myself with any thought of the future. I blithely continued to take photographs."
© Joseph Greco