Today I was clear it was time to see the area on Market Street where Lewis W Glessner and son Robert, ran a business. In 1945 City Directory, LWGlessner and Son, manufacturers agent,was listed at 265 Market and his home at 940 Union. Here is a corner on Market with the current state flag with the bear, as I walked toward the iconic Ferry Building, the building that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire in this part of San Francisco.
This is the PG&E building at 245 Market, covering the block likely where the Glessners had their business office. Fun to discover the area of the smaller town that was here, when they arrived in 1925. Lewis died in the iconic Elks Lodge nearby at 456 Post Street in May of 1964.
Here is the view of the NE corner of the City with the TransAmerica tower and the Coit Tower in view. Nice to be out on the bay.
Here is the lower building now at 432 Live Oak. Likely Roberts home was much more modest back in the day. No one was home and the neighbors up the street though the current folks have been here for 30+ years.
Here the shrubs and trees create a beautiful tapestry that made my heart open and cry. The white flowered one in front he mentioned is a coyote bush, with trees with fallen leaves, willows on the right and alders on the left, with California Bay the green in behind. Wow!