This is the alpha (prototype) launch of Pastmapper, a new platform for describing the world of the past. Read the Pastmapper blog.
News! Pastmapper app for iOS has launched. Explore the 1960s and check in to historical bar and restaurant locations.
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Click here to recenter the map on San Matheo (San Mateo).
Browse the 1852-53 San Francisco city directory. Click on the colored markers to view the listings.
35.6% of the directory has been geotagged. The most recent update was on December 17, 2011.
Listings for people have green markers.
Listings for businesses have blue markers.
Base Coast Survey map derived from scans from David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.
City directory data from 1852 A.W. Morgan & Company's San Francisco City Directory on Archive.org, digitized from San Francisco Public Library collection.
Data captured, formatted and standardized by Brad Thompson, Pastmapper, 2011.
Map integration code thanks to Derek Eder, with assistance from Mano Marks.
Pastmapper is made by Brad Thompson.