The film begins with a long, dramatic pan of downtown ruins viewed
from Natoma Street between 4th and 3rd streets. The pan is from
left to right
(west to northeast). Buildings of interest are as follows: The
old San Francisco Mint,
with classic facade and two smokestacks is in the middle background.
at Market and Powell streets is seen. The unfinished frame of the
(now I. Magnin's department store) rises behind the ruined apse of
St. Patrick's Church
on Mission Street. Note that the church facade had been demolished.
In the far background is the
on Nob Hill. Closer at left is the tower frame of the
unfinished at the time of the earthquake. The
at left is obscured by the
is at left, the dark multi-bayed
is at right. Both stand west of 3rd Street, facing Market Street.
Note the traffic along distant 3rd Street, south of Market Street.
The arched facade may be
St. Patrick's School
on Natoma Street.