Outer Mission

Unfinished History

Mission Street from Cesar Chavez to the hilltop that straddles the east side of the Bernal Cut is one of the boundaries of the area dubbed La Lengua by our friend Burrito Justice, but has long been referred to as the "outer Mission" by locals.


North on Mission Street from (then) Army Street, August 1927.

Photo: Private Collection

1947 View north on Mission toward Cesar Chavez (then Army Street) before widening, SF Municipal Railway 14-line Streetcar 941, Army Garage Victor L. DeMartini, McBlain's Kiddie Shop. Billboard for Golden Glow Beer wnp27.50129.jpg

1947 view north on Mission toward then-Army Street (now Cesar Chavez) before widening.

Photo: OpenSFHistory.org wnp27.50129

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Mission Street north from Precita, 1926.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library, courtesy C.R. collection

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View north from the front of the Sears building near Mission and Cesar Chavez (then Army), 1956.

Photo: OpenSFHistory.org wnp32.0091

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Picket line at Sears, Roebuck & Co. along Mission at Army Street (now Cesar Chavez), c. 1950s.

Photo: Labor Archives and Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University


Mission Street south from 30th St., 1920.

Photo: Private Collection

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Valencia and Mission, August 1944.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library


North on Mission from Cortland Avenue, September 1925.

Photo: Private Collection


North on Mission from Highland Avenue, October 12, 1922.

Photo: Private Collection