The photos of San Francisco show how the city has changed over the decades

It's time to screen wobbly for San Francisco.

These fascinating images before and after show how the city has changed over the decades.

Some parts have been transformed – such as Haight Street, which in 1948 hosted the Haight Theater. This has been demolished and modern buildings are in place.

In other areas the heritage of San Francisco is noticeably intact, for example China Town in 1910 seems surprisingly similar to today's version.

Other comparisons presented here include Flood Building, Lombard Street and California Street.

Scroll down for a fascinating look into the city's past …

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during its construction between 1933 and 1937. The bridge is 1.7 miles long, which connects San Francisco to the south with Marin County to the north

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during its construction between 1933 and 1937. The bridge is 1.7 miles long, which connects San Francisco to the south with Marin County to the north

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during its construction between 1933 and 1937. The bridge is 1.7 miles long, which connects San Francisco to the south with Marin County to the north

The Golden Gate Bridge in today's photo. More than two billion vehicles have been on the bridge since it was opened

The Golden Gate Bridge in today's photo. More than two billion vehicles have been on the bridge since it was opened

The Golden Gate Bridge in today's photo. More than two billion vehicles have been on the bridge since it was opened

city ​​Hall

Construction of the City Hall of San Francisco in 1913. One of the most famous marriages that were held in the building was that of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in 1954

Construction of the City Hall of San Francisco in 1913. One of the most famous marriages that were held in the building was that of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in 1954

Construction of the City Hall of San Francisco in 1913. One of the most famous marriages that were held in the building was that of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in 1954

Town hall in today's photo. It was used to shoot several movies including Dirty Harry and Indiana Jones

Town hall in today's photo. It was used to shoot several movies including Dirty Harry and Indiana Jones

Town hall in today's photo. It was used to shoot several movies including Dirty Harry and Indiana Jones

Old St Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Old Cathedral has been in California Street since 1854. It is represented here in 1900, six years before a massive earthquake nearly destroyed the city

St Mary's Old Cathedral has been in California Street since 1854. It is represented here in 1900, six years before a massive earthquake nearly destroyed the city

St Mary's Old Cathedral has been in California Street since 1854. It is represented here in 1900, six years before a massive earthquake nearly destroyed the city

The cathedral in the modern day of San Francisco. It survived the earthquake of 1906 but was badly damaged by a huge fire the day after the disaster. A renovation of the church was completed in 1909

The cathedral in the modern day of San Francisco. It survived the earthquake of 1906 but was badly damaged by a huge fire the day after the disaster. A renovation of the church was completed in 1909

The cathedral in the modern day of San Francisco. It survived the earthquake of 1906 but was badly damaged by a huge fire the day after the disaster. A renovation of the church was completed in 1909

Lombard Street

Lombard Street is famous for its steep hairpin bends. It is depicted in 1922 as it is built

Lombard Street is famous for its steep hairpin bends. It is depicted in 1922 as it is built

Lombard Street is famous for its steep hairpin bends. It is depicted in 1922 as it is built

Today, tourists flock to Lombard Street, which is now decked out with flowers, plants, trees and shrubs

Today, tourists flock to Lombard Street, which is now decked out with flowers, plants, trees and shrubs

Today, tourists flock to Lombard Street, which is now decked out with flowers, plants, trees and shrubs

Alluvial building

The Flood Building on Market Street pictured during its construction in 1904. When it was opened later in the year, it was the tallest building in San Francisco

The Flood Building on Market Street pictured during its construction in 1904. When it was opened later in the year, it was the tallest building in San Francisco

The Flood Building on Market Street pictured during its construction in 1904. When it was opened later in the year, it was the tallest building in San Francisco

The Flood Building has had many tenants since it was opened, including the Southern Pacific Railroad and the US government. It now houses several stores including Gap and Urban Outfitters

The Flood Building has had many tenants since it was opened, including the Southern Pacific Railroad and the US government. It now houses several stores including Gap and Urban Outfitters

The Flood Building has had many tenants since it was opened, including the Southern Pacific Railroad and the US government. It now houses several stores including Gap and Urban Outfitters

Hyde Street Pier

The Hyde Street Pier, which houses half a dozen historic ships and is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Park, pictured in 1975

The Hyde Street Pier, which houses half a dozen historic ships and is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Park, pictured in 1975

The Hyde Street Pier, which houses half a dozen historic ships and is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Park, pictured in 1975

Today the pier houses over 500,000 photographs and 2,500 artworks showcasing the rich maritime heritage of the region

Today the pier houses over 500,000 photographs and 2,500 artworks showcasing the rich maritime heritage of the region

Today the pier houses over 500,000 photographs and 2,500 artworks showcasing the rich maritime heritage of the region

China Town

China Town in San Francisco, in the 1910 photograph, is one of the oldest and most established in the United States

China Town in San Francisco, in the 1910 photograph, is one of the oldest and most established in the United States

How China Town appears in San Francisco today

How China Town appears in San Francisco today

China Town in San Francisco is one of the oldest and most established in the United States. It is depicted on the left in 1910 and right in the present

Haight Theater

The Haight Theater, depicted in 1948, is located in the middle of Haight Street in the city. The theater had a large tent that advertised its latest shows

The Haight Theater, depicted in 1948, is located in the middle of Haight Street in the city. The theater had a large tent that advertised its latest shows

The Haight Theater, depicted in 1948, is located in the middle of Haight Street in the city. The theater had a large tent that advertised its latest shows

A photo taken at the same spot on Haight Street today shows how the theater was demolished and replaced by modern buildings

A photo taken at the same spot on Haight Street today shows how the theater was demolished and replaced by modern buildings

A photo taken at the same spot on Haight Street today shows how the theater was demolished and replaced by modern buildings

Sentinel Building

The Sentinel Building, also known as the Columbus Tower, depicted in 1915

The Sentinel Building, also known as the Columbus Tower, depicted in 1915

Today, the building is occupied by tenants including Pixar, Skywalker Sounds and the American studio Zoetrope by Francis Ford Coppola

Today, the building is occupied by tenants including Pixar, Skywalker Sounds and the American studio Zoetrope by Francis Ford Coppola

The Sentinel Building, also known as the Columbus Tower, pictured left in 1915. Today the building, on the right, is occupied by tenants including Pixar, Skywalker Sounds and Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope studio

Transamerica building

The Transamerica Building seen in 1911 in the city's Jackson Square Historic District. It is adjacent to what is now the Transamerica Pyramid, opened in 1972

The Transamerica Building seen in 1911 in the city's Jackson Square Historic District. It is adjacent to what is now the Transamerica Pyramid, opened in 1972

The Transamerica Building seen in 1911 in the city's Jackson Square Historic District. It is adjacent to what is now the Transamerica Pyramid, opened in 1972

Today, the historic Transamerica building houses the Church of Scientology of San Francisco. He restored many of the original features of the building

Today, the historic Transamerica building houses the Church of Scientology of San Francisco. He restored many of the original features of the building

Today, the historic Transamerica building houses the Church of Scientology of San Francisco. He restored many of the original features of the building

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