The Castro neighborhood is located in the central part of San Francisco. Castro Street was named for José Castro, a leader of Mexican opposition to U.S. rule in California in the 19th century. The neighborhood now known as the Castro was created in 1887 when the Market Street Railway Company built a line linking Eureka Valley to downtown. Source: Wikipedia
Fun Fact: In 1972 Twin Peaks becomes the 1st U.S. gay bar with glass windows, a symbol of the community’s increased pride. Source: Castro Biscuit
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