Thursday, August 7, 2008

And the Zoning Award goes to...


Seriously, if someone can explain to me the process by which a gas station ends up next to a century-old church, I'm all ears.

(This is at the corner of Telegraph and 22nd St.)

6 comments:

Clebbie Polwick said...

Wow, it's so ridiculous, it looks like a doctored photo.

Alan said...

Check google maps "street view" at Lakeshore and Mandana. The church may not be as old, but I bet it predates the gas station.

Eric Fischer said...

It looks like maybe before it was a gas station, it was just a vacant lot with billboards? At least if I'm judging correctly from this photo: http://www.keyrailpix.org/gallery2/v/keyrailmain/album01/Key_22_Bway_Mar1937_RD.jpg.html

Crimson said...

That's a great link! Is the church in the background on the left? Crazy how many billboards were up back then, maybe even more than today.

Eric Fischer said...

Yes, I'm pretty sure that that's the church in the left background.

Apparently it is old enough to have been damaged pretty badly in the 1906 earthquake and then repaired: http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb7489p21s/

jennconspiracy said...

A century is not that old, and - why not?

I mean - it's just a church. If they objected, they should have bought the property if it was available.