5 Reasons Why San Francisco's Original Gayborhood Remains Timeless

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Most people might assume that the Castro has always been San Francisco’s main gayborhood, but that wasn’t always the case. Before the 1970s, San Francisco’s gay community hung out on in the Polk Gulch district, and to this day Polk Street is home to the oldest operating gay bar in the city.

Where San Francisco Neighborhoods Got Their Names

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This is a city of famously diverse neighborhoods, and looking at the history of our ’hoods gives us insight into some very San Francisco folklore. Here are what 14 different areas have been called over the years and the stories behind their names.



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