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West Portal

West Portal Avenue 1927, 1927 -

Developed: 1910s and 1920s, carved out of the old Rancho San Miguel land grant.

Primary developer: Fernando Nelson and Sons

Streetcar portal to the West of Twin Peaks section of San Francisco, West Portal acted as the staging area for the construction of the Twin Peaks Tunnel. The best way to learn more about the neighborhood's history and role in the growth of western San Francisco is to click through our virtual West Portal History Walk.

West Portal Park Map - 1916

West Portal Articles

Image: Detail of map from San Francisco Chronicle article, Saturday, October 14, 1916.

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Page launched 13 May 2002; Updated 26 Jaunary 2009.

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