As I sit her at my computer here in the Barbary Coast, Iím not in Internet space, my building rests on fill soil atop the wooden remains of the SS Elmira—one of the hundreds of sailing ships stuck in the muck at low tide as shipís captains and crews scurried off, leaving their ships to rot as they went searching for gold in the Sierras.
Long ago that muck, those wooden ships became part of land fill which today has become The Embarcadero, The Ferry Building, Piers, businesses, condominiums, restaurants, Media Gulch, parks, Levi's Plaza, coffee shops and the glorious North East Waterfront. Without doubt, the new Barbary Coast is the oldest neighborhood in San Francisco.
Our blue-collar roots go deep. And weíre proud of them. They're the foundation of our Barbary Coast Neighborhood Associationís mission statement.
Come early. Come often; we add new stuff daily.