Don Ross Shows Then/Now Photos of “Sutro San Francisco”

We love to educate friends who've recently moved to San Francisco, and among the best ways to do this is taking them to Sutro Heights and the ruins of Sutro Baths, both of which are just north of Ocean Beach. There we can show off all we know about the man for which they're named — Adolph Sutro, a Prussian immigrant and onetime S.F. mayor who made a fortune in silver mining in the late 19th century and who also owned and developed much of the city's western region. (Back then it was mostly sand dunes referred to as the “outside lands.”)

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