Alex Bevk, Curbed SF
We're pleased as punch to present the first entry in an ongoing series titled Hidden History, where Curbed Contributor Alex Bevk highlights a San Francisco location with a secret past. Maybe it's no longer there, maybe it's been converted into something else, but each spot holds a place in SF history - even if not many people know it. Have a suggestion or know a place with a secret history? The tipline's always open or you can leave a comment after the jump.
Our first Hidden History spotlights a place well-known to older San Francisco residents, but perhaps unknown to the younger or newer members of the City - Fleishhacker Pool. Originally located where the current San Francisco Zoo parking lot sits, the public pool operated from 1925 - 1971.
Built in 1924 by philanthropist and civic leader Herbert Fleishhacker, the pool opened in 1925, and at 1,000 feet long and 150 feet wide with a separate diving tower, it was the largest pool in the United States.Read More »from Hidden stories: SF Fleishhacker pool, now a zoo parking lot