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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 450: Fire(s) on Point Lobos Avenue

The history of beloved buildings on Point Lobos Avenue seems inextricably linked to fire. John Martini joins Nicole & Arnold to describe the conflagrations that destroyed cherished west side attractions like the Cliff House (twice!) and Sutro Baths.
- Mar 12, 2022

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 450: Fire(s) on Point Lobos Avenue Outside Lands Podcast Episode 450: Fire(s) on Point Lobos Avenue

(above) Second Cliff House, Sep 7, 1907

Second Cliff House burning, view north from Ocean Beach. Group of people watching [G810 CH-019] (GGNRA/Behrman GOGA 35346)

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