- Random photos
Mission at Virginia in the 1920s. The Graywood Hotel (now the 3300 Club) is the domed building on the left.
Joy Street, seen from Holladay Avenue in 1985.
A class picture, circa 1900, of the Bernal Grammar School at 500 Cortland, where the library now stands.
The Community Assembly of God Church at 908 Cortland, seen in July 1973.
Court Says Veteran Must Pay Land TaxSan Francisco Chronicle, July 16, 1920
W.S. Howe, Civil War veteran, 85 years old, must pay an assessment of $450 upon a lot for which he paid $400 several years ago, according to a decision handed down by the Appellate Court yesterday.
In contesting the case the law of the land which exempts veterans of the Civil War from payment of taxes to the amount of $1000 was cited, but the Court held that that law applied to general taxes only, not to special assessments.
The lot in question is on Newcomb avenue, between Keith and Lane streets. It is a hill lot and was formerly used as pasture land by Carmen de Bernal and old hidalgos under the Mexican regime. It was a part of the Bernal Rancho of long ago.
Howe is not only old, but is said to be ill, due to the infirmities of age.
The case was appealed from the Superior Court of San Francisco.