San Francisco downtown street names

Moving east to west, for example along California Street (from where it forks off of Market Street near the Embarcadero) all the way to to Laguna Street -- and ignoring little streets only a few blocks long -- you will cross:

Drumm
Davis
Front
Battery
Sansome
Montgomery
Kearny
Grant
Stockton
Powell
Mason
Taylor
Jones
Leavenworth
Hyde
Larkin
Polk
Van Ness
Franklin
Gough
Octavia
Laguna

Here is a silly mnemonic for remembering them:

They drummed it into me: Dave is in front of a few batterie s and some Montgomery Ward tires.

I know it's corny, but Cary Grant put some socks 'n towels in a Mason jar for Liz Taylor, while Quincy Jones went to Leavenworth to hide a lark in a poke.

Was that Vanessa Williams wrestling with Ben Franklin in that Van Gough, or just an octopus on Laguna Beach?


Last updated: 26-Sep-1998 by ABS.