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Palace of Fine Art Site's Previous Life as a Saloon

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Public spaces change fast here in San Francisco, and for better or worse, it can be pretty crazy when you see what the City used to look like. Every week, we'll bring you Then & Now, a comparison of historic photos of the Bay Area with current views from the same perspective. Have a suggestion for a photo comparison that looks totally different (or shockingly the same)? Drop us a tip in the Curbed Inbox or leave a comment after the jump.

Quick note: See that vertical green bar in the middle of the then and now photos? You can move it horizontally to see the photos side by side.

[1915 Then photo: SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY/ Now photo: Google Maps] It's Friday, it's sunny, and we are so very ready for the weekend. Even though it's only 11am, we're already looking forward to kicking back with a drink later. If only we could stop by Duffy's Bar, formerly located at the corner of Beach and Baker streets. It was torn down around 1915 to make way for the Panama Pacific International Exposition. In its place – a little something called the Palace of Fine Arts. Think they serve beer?

Palace of Fine Arts

3301 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123