Tagged: history

The Elephant Walk Bar and Restaurant (credit: Véronique Errera) 7

Flashback: the Elephant Walk

Biscuit reader Véronique shared with us this photo above from the 1980′s of the Elephant Walk bar (now Harvey’s at 500 Castro Street). The photo shows the Castro Street side of the restaurant with the 24 and 35 line bus stop and a sword player with an apple floating in...

Castro Street, 1948, street cars were used as primary modes of transportation up and down the street. 2

Photos: Castro Area Time Machine

Many of our long-term Biscuit followers know we’re fans of finding great pictures that tell the story of our neighborhood though the ages. Images provide a visual narrative of what it was like to live, work and pursue the American dream from within the ever evolving confines of our little...

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PHOTOS: 1988 Gay Pride in the Castro

Gay Pride is a fun and wild celebration we’ve been celebrating in San Francisco since the 1970′s. The first event resembling the modern San Francisco Pride celebration was held in 1970—a small “gay-in” in Golden Gate Park. Since 1972, the event has been held each year. Perusing flickr today I...

Director Dubowsky pointing out a peice of queer past 8

Uncovering the Submerged Queer Spaces of the Castro

The Castro has changed a lot in the past several decades. From a working class Irish neighborhood into the 1960′s to a veritable gay mecca in the 1970′s and 80′s and to what it has become now: a hodgepodge of queer culture that is morphing into something a bit more,...