San Francisco Supervisor Districts 5 & 8
Vallie Brown & Rafael Mandelman
State Assembly District 17
State Senate District 11
Total Population, Census 2015
San Francisco's Western Addition sits near the geographic center of the city today, but it was once a relatively undeveloped patch just west of the true hub of activity.
This large tract encompassed some 500 blocks running west from Larkin Street, the city's previous western boundary, to Masonic Street. This is where the name "Western Addition" comes from. The area was initially used for small-scale farming. Following the invention of the cable car during the 1870's, the Western Addition developed as a Victorian streetcar suburb. It survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake with its Victorian-style buildings fairly intact.
Established neighborhoods within the Western Addition boundary lines include Alamo Square, Anza Vista, Cathedral Hill, Duboce Triangle, Hayes Valley, Lower Pacific Heights, Japantown, the Fillmore, and North Panhandle.
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