This sunny protected location, along the Mission Creek, which still runs under this area, made it an ideal place on which to settle. Once described as "San Francisco's oldest neighborhood and, with each new wave of immigrants, San Francisco's newest neighborhood."
Mission Dolores (technically San Francisco de Asis) was built in 1776 .
Once described as "San Francisco's oldest neighborhood and, with each new wave of immigrants, San Francisco's newest neighborhood." The Mission district historically has provided comparatively inexpensive access to many immigrants new to the City.
At 7.9 miles long, Mission Street is the longest (and one of the oldest) in the City. It follows the original road which joined the village of Yerba Buena (SF's original name) to the Mission Dolores. A portion of it, a toll way, was planked with wood, starting at 3rd street.
The latest addition to this hyper-hip neighborhood is the New Mission Theater. Originally built in 1916, it was designed by the Reid Brothers, then transformed in 1932 into an Art Deco movie palace masterpiece by
Timothy Pflueger. Saved from demolition and declared a landmark in 2004, this stately icon will guarantee continued development south on Mission Street.