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Waiting at the Sleek Greyhound Station For a Ride to Marin

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.

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[1941 Then photo: SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY/ Now photo: Google Maps] In 1941, Greyhound took over Marin County commuter service from the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Their sleek new Greyhound Interurban bus terminal opened on March 1 at the southeast corner of Sansome and Sacramento streets, right next to the landmark classical Federal Reserve Bank (it's the one in the background on the left). The bus depot closed December 1, 1950, and in its place went 340-350 Sansome, a 10-story office building constructed in 1952 and home to a myriad of offices and ground-floor retail.
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