Today's was a Telegraph Hill hunting expedition to match some of my early 1970s THEN photos with what's currently there. Several tiny houses were demolished and replaced with modern apt. buildings. One cottage in particular was difficult to be certain of because the old photo didn't include sides of surrounding buildings.
My route first took me to the east end of Union at the Calhoun steps where dwells an old house that received an extensive makeover starting in 2004.
Continued on to the north dead-end of divided Montgomery and the Greenwich steps, past the Filbert stairway. First pic: Filbert down from Montgomery. Second: Filbert up from Montgomery to Coit Tower/Pioneer Park. This area is always crawlin' with tourists huffing up and down these two superlong stairways. Partway up the bricked Greenwich steps from Montgomery is a new sign: "174 Steps to Coit Tower." Last three photos: bricked Greenwich up to the park.
Directly across the parking lot more steps descend to Telegraph Hill Blvd. and out of the park on Greenwich with sidewalk steps on both sides.
Trudging up from Chinatown, the dividing street between Hills Nob and Russian is Broadway (or Pacific). At Mason and Broadway is an elderly residence. Uphill along the south side of this building is a short stairway to a narrow street called Himmelmann. Himmelmann ends at Broadway where there was once a neglected micropark of sorts. This tiny space has undergone a delightful transformation: it's now an attractive community garden with a sturdy fence around it.