Rare birdseye view promoting an upcoming sale of land in the Haight-Ashbury part of San Francisco, in May 1893.
Shows area in and around the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park, including a tract map, covers area bounded by Frederick, Cole, Haight and Clayton Streets and shows lot numbers and dimensions. The map shows a number of early streets and some finished houses and street car lines.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the map is its illustration of the Haight-Street Recreational Grounds, the second earliest professional baseball park in San Francisco. Following a league dispute at the Central Park grounds (San Francisco's first professional baseball grounds), James Fair established a new ball park in 1886 known as the Alameda Grounds on the island of Alameda for play of the California League. The League was moved the following year to a new baseball park in the Haight District. With grandstands seating 14,000 and located at the terminus of a railcar line, the field hosted the California League from 1887 to March 1895.
The borders of the Haight-Street ball park were Stanyan, Waller, Cole and Frederic Streets Photo. Teams playing in this park included the Greenhood & Morans both of Oakand, the Colonels of the California League (1887-89), the Haverlys and Friscoes - California League (1887-1893).
Folded title: At auction. 104 lots at peremptory sale without limit or reserve. Last and best! "Creme de la creme" lots in the Park Panhandle, at auction, May 15th.
OCLC locates 1 example (Bancroft Library).