Bernal Heights in 1922 -- and 1933!

Thanks to the volunteers at SF Genealogy and Distant Cousin, who dedicated themselves to scanning thousands of pages, Bernal History Project went through the 1922 San Francisco city directory to gather the names, addresses, and occupations of all Bernal residents in that year. Then, since the 1933 phone directory was easily accessible, we cross-referenced that with the 1922 directory.

Notes: All spellings are verbatim; multiple entries reflect multiple spellings given in the sources.

Obviously, not everyone had a telephone in 1933 -- so don't be dismayed by the paucity of the entries.

Names and addresses in italics denote entries that were not found in the 1922 directory. This may be because the building was constructed after the 1922 directory was compiled, or because BHP's researchers missed it while reading each page.

This is an ongoing project -- we hope to compile info from all the existing city directories to build up a comprehensive picture of Bernal Heights as it evolved.

Click on the street names below for more information (opens files in PDF format; e-mail us if you'd prefer Excel).

Adam Street (now gone)

Alabama Street

Alemany Boulevard

Anderson Street

Andover Street

Appleton Avenue

Army Street (now named Cesar Chavez)

Aztec Street

Banks Street

Bennington Street

Bernal Avenue (now named Mirabel Avenue)

Bessie Street

Bocana Street

Bonview Street

Bradford Street

Bronte Street

Carver Street

Coleridge Street

Cortland Avenue

Coso Avenue

Costa Street

Crescent Avenue

Ellert Street

Ellsworth Street

Elsie Street

Eugenia Avenue

Fair Avenue

Faith Street

Florida Street

Folsom Street

Franconia Street

Gates Street

Gladys Street

Godeus Street

Hampshire Street

Harrison Street

Heyman Avenue

Highland Street

Holladay Avenue

Holly Park Circle

Jarboe Street

Leese Street

Lizzie Street (now known as Kingston Street)

Lundys Lane

Manchester Street

Massasoit Street

Mission Street

Montezuma Street

Montcalm Street

Moultrie Street

Mullen Avenue

Nebraska Street

Nevada Street

Newman Street

Norwich Street

Ogden Avenue

Park Street

Peralta Avenue

Peters Avenue

Porter Street

Powers Avenue

Powhattan Avenue

Precita Avenue

Prentiss Street

Prospect Street

Putnam Street

Richland Avenue

Ripley Street

Roscoe Street

Rosenkranz Street

Rutledge Street

Santa Marina Street

Shotwell Street

Stoneman Street

Tomasa Street (now known as York Street)

Tompkins Avenue

Treat Avenue

Virginia Avenue

Waltham Street

Winfield Street

Wool Street

Wright Street