Photos of San Francisco show how the city has changed in recent decades

It is shaky screen time for San Francisco.

These fascinating front and rear images show how the city has changed in recent decades.

Some parts have been transformed – such as Haight Street, where the Haight Theater stood in 1948. This has now been demolished and modern buildings are in place.

In other areas, the heritage of San Francisco is remarkably intact – China Town in 1910 looks surprisingly like today's version.

Other comparisons presented here are the Flood Building, Lombard Street and California Street.

Scroll down for a fascinating look into the city's past …

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden gate bridge in San Francisco during construction between 1933 and 1937. The bridge is 2.7 kilometers long and connects San Francisco in the south with Marin County in the north

Golden gate bridge in San Francisco during construction between 1933 and 1937. The bridge is 2.7 kilometers long and connects San Francisco in the south with Marin County in the north

The Golden Gate Bridge pictured today. Since the opening more than two billion vehicles have crossed the bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge pictured today. Since the opening more than two billion vehicles have crossed the bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge pictured today. Since the opening more than two billion vehicles have crossed the bridge

Townhome

Construction of the City Hall of San Francisco in 1913. One of the most famous weddings in the building was that of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in 1954.

Construction of the City Hall of San Francisco in 1913. One of the most famous weddings in the building was that of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in 1954.

Construction of the City Hall of San Francisco in 1913. One of the most famous weddings in the building was that of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in 1954.

City hall pictured today. It has been used for filming various films, including Dirty Harry and Indiana Jones

City hall pictured today. It has been used for filming various films, including Dirty Harry and Indiana Jones

City hall pictured today. It has been used for filming various films, including Dirty Harry and Indiana Jones

Old St Mary's Cathedral

Old St Mary's Cathedral has been standing on California Street since 1854. It is pictured here in 1900, six years before a massive earthquake almost destroyed the city

Old St Mary's Cathedral has been standing on California Street since 1854. It is pictured here in 1900, six years before a massive earthquake almost destroyed the city

Old St Mary's Cathedral has been standing on California Street since 1854. It is pictured here in 1900, six years before a massive earthquake almost destroyed the city

The cathedral presented in modern day San Francisco. It survived the earthquake in 1906 but was severely damaged the day after the disaster by a large fire. A renovation of the church was completed in 1909

The cathedral presented in modern day San Francisco. It survived the earthquake in 1906 but was severely damaged the day after the disaster by a large fire. A renovation of the church was completed in 1909

The cathedral presented in modern day San Francisco. It survived the earthquake in 1906 but was severely damaged the day after the disaster by a large fire. A renovation of the church was completed in 1909

Lombard Street

Lombard Street is known for its steep hairpin bends. It is depicted in 1922 while it was being built

Lombard Street is known for its steep hairpin bends. It is depicted in 1922 while it was being built

Lombard Street is known for its steep hairpin bends. It is depicted in 1922 while it was being built

Nowadays, tourists flock to Lombard Street, which is now adorned with flowers, plants, trees and scrub

Nowadays, tourists flock to Lombard Street, which is now adorned with flowers, plants, trees and scrub

Nowadays, tourists flock to Lombard Street, which is now adorned with flowers, plants, trees and scrub

Flood Building

The Flood Building on Market Street proposed during the construction in 1904. When it was opened later that year, it was the tallest building in San Francisco

The Flood Building on Market Street proposed during the construction in 1904. When it was opened later that year, it was the tallest building in San Francisco

The Flood Building on Market Street proposed during the construction in 1904. When it was opened later that year, it was the tallest building in San Francisco

The Flood Building has had many tenants since its opening, including the Southern Pacific Railroad and the US government. Now it houses various shops, including Gap and Urban Outfitters

The Flood Building has had many tenants since its opening, including the Southern Pacific Railroad and the US government. Now it houses various shops, including Gap and Urban Outfitters

The Flood Building has had many tenants since its opening, including the Southern Pacific Railroad and the US government. Now it houses various shops, including Gap and Urban Outfitters

Hyde Street Pier

The Hyde Street Pier, which houses half a dozen historic ships and is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Park, pictured in 1975

The Hyde Street Pier, which houses half a dozen historic ships and is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Park, pictured in 1975

The Hyde Street Pier, which houses half a dozen historic ships and is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Park, pictured in 1975

Today, the pier houses over 500,000 photographs and 2500 works of art with the rich maritime heritage of the region.

Today, the pier houses over 500,000 photographs and 2500 works of art with the rich maritime heritage of the region.

Today, the pier houses over 500,000 photographs and 2500 works of art with the rich maritime heritage of the region.

China Town

China Town in San Francisco, pictured in 1910, is one of the oldest and most established in the United States

China Town in San Francisco, pictured in 1910, is one of the oldest and most established in the United States

How China Town in San Francisco looks today

How China Town in San Francisco looks today

China Town in San Francisco is one of the oldest and most established in the United States. It is shown on the left in 1910 and exactly in the current time

Haight Theater

The Haight Theater, pictured in 1948, standing in the middle of Haight Street in the city. The theater had a large party tent that published its newest shows

The Haight Theater, pictured in 1948, standing in the middle of Haight Street in the city. The theater had a large party tent that published its newest shows

The Haight Theater, pictured in 1948, standing in the middle of Haight Street in the city. The theater had a large party tent that published its newest shows

A photo of the same spot on Haight Street shows how the theater has now been demolished and is being replaced by modern buildings

A photo of the same spot on Haight Street shows how the theater has now been demolished and is being replaced by modern buildings

A photo of the same spot on Haight Street shows how the theater has now been demolished and is being replaced by modern buildings

Sentinel Building

The Sentinel building, also known as the Columbus Tower, pictured in 1915

The Sentinel building, also known as the Columbus Tower, pictured in 1915

Nowadays, the building is occupied by tenants, including Pixar, Skywalker Sounds and the American Zoetrope studio by Francis Ford Coppola.

Nowadays, the building is occupied by tenants, including Pixar, Skywalker Sounds and the American Zoetrope studio by Francis Ford Coppola.

The Sentinel building, also known as the Columbus Tower, is shown on the left in 1915. Nowadays, the building is occupied by tenants, including Pixar, Skywalker Sounds and the American Zoetrope studio by Francis Ford Coppola.

Transamerica building

The Transamerica building as seen in 1911 in the historic Jackson Square district. It borders on what is now the Transamerica Pyramid, which was opened in 1972

The Transamerica building as seen in 1911 in the historic Jackson Square district. It borders on what is now the Transamerica Pyramid, which was opened in 1972

The Transamerica building as seen in 1911 in the historic Jackson Square district. It borders on what is now the Transamerica Pyramid, which was opened in 1972

Today, the historic Transamerica building houses the Church of Scientology of San Francisco. It has restored many of the original features of the building

Today, the historic Transamerica building houses the Church of Scientology of San Francisco. It has restored many of the original features of the building

Today, the historic Transamerica building houses the Church of Scientology of San Francisco. It has restored many of the original features of the building

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