timz
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Good Circa-1954 Pic Of SFO

Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:23 am

Maybe you've all seen this one, but I hadn't--

http://www.alyta.com/pictures/SFOAirport/SFOAirport.jpg
 
AirCop
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RE: Good Circa-1954 Pic Of SFO

Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:03 am

Looks alot different today..
 
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RE: Good Circa-1954 Pic Of SFO

Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:22 am

WOW!? Thanks for sharing, I too have never seen it before, even though it's my home airport! Amazing how completely different it looks!

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RE: Good Circa-1954 Pic Of SFO

Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:41 am

Quoting Timz (Thread starter):
Maybe you've all seen this one, but I hadn't--

Looks like Concourse D (now vacant), Concourse E and F. Much different now. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
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RE: Good Circa-1954 Pic Of SFO

Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:57 am

That terminal is the base of what is today. Before the "new" terminal opened in the mid-50's, the airport terminal was somewhat north of the present complex. I vaguely remember pre-1954(?), but the gates were all open. If you see the movie "The High and the Mighty," you'll see the old building in the final shots.
 
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RE: Good Circa-1954 Pic Of SFO

Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:02 pm

Here is the "after" photo:


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stirling
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RE: Good Circa-1954 Pic Of SFO

Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:56 pm

I have seen photos from that era but not this one, great time piece!

Trying to think how long the airport lasted in this configuration? My first recall of SFO is from 1967. It was 'kinda' like this....I want to say the South Terminal had been built by then...PS is all I remember being down there.
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