- Random photos
The Cortland Theater at 804 Cortland Avenue. It opened in 1915 and closed in 1969; the building is now a church.
Bernal hill seen from Army Street, December 1882. The farmhouse in the center of the photo still stands at the corner of Mirabel and Shotwell.
A steamshovel digs into Bernal hilltop in 1942.
Immaculate Conception parishioners celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph in 1917.
Helene Ferenz Critler,
1906 Earthquake Survivor
Helene Critler was one of Bernal Heights' earthquake survivors. Tom Ferenz, her great-nephew, gave a speech to his students in Half Moon Bay to mark the centenary of the earthquake and fire. Helene passed away at the age of 104 in late April 2006, not long after the centennial celebrations: Carl Nolte wrote an entertaining obituary for her in the San Francisco Chronicle.