Hayes Valley is a neighborhood located between Alamo Square and Civic Center. It is popular today for its boutiques and dining. Source: Wikipedia
The Western Addition is situated in between Van Ness Avenue, Lower Haight, Pacific Heights and the Richmond District. During the 1850s, the land was used for farming, but was later developed into a Victorian suburb after the invention of the cable car in the 1870s. Today, many Victorian style homes still remain in this neighborhood. Source: Wikipedia
Fun Fact: Prominent streets in this neighborhood including Gough, Octavia and Steiner were named in 1855, by Charles H. Gough. Gough was a milkman who eventually became an alderman and was asked to participate in a street naming committee. He named Gough after himself, Octavia after his sister, and Steiner after his friend L. Steiner, a water deliveryman. Source: SFist
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