Carville-by-the-Sea

those moving into Carville were Superior Court clerks, judges, insurance brokers, and newspaper editors. All had the means to own, and did own, conventional, homes. Why were they retreating to the old street cars? One writer explained the appeal as the “spice of adventure in appropriating something that is cast away,” and in turn “converting into a thing of beauty what is ranked as worthless rubbish” —Carville-by-the-Sea: San Francisco’s Streetcar Suburb by Woody La Bounty

Wood La Bounty has some really great images of Carville up on the “Bonus materials” page for his book, Carville-at-the-Sea

Carville: Suburban Bohemia in Fin de Siecle San Francisco by Natalie Jahraus Cowan

Carville’s Last Remnant by Woody La Bounty

Carville by Woody La Bounty

Carville by the Sea: San Francisco’s Streetcar Suburb by Woody La Bounty

Header photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library