View of Miraloma Park and eastern slope of Mt. Davidson in 1927

Miraloma Park was planned to become a “City in Itself,” a “suburban home center wherein they could use economics of mass production, thus bringing home ownership within the average means.” The neighborhood was developed from 1926 through the 1950s, largely by the Meyer Brothers: Theodore Meyer, President, G.H. Winter, Secretary, and Dewey Blade, Sales Manager, who purchased 350 single family home sites from the Sutro estate (North of Tract E). Another “1,650 sites from Wells Fargo & Company (including Stanford Heights once owned by Leland Stanford) and from individual owners as far away as France,” over a total of 208 acres. Their master plan of one-story over-garage homes with individualized designs in a suburban setting was the largest yet in San Francisco.

View of Stanford Heights Reservoir and temporary Mt. Davidson Cross in 1925


View of Miraloma Park, Stanford Heights Reservoir, and eastern slope of Mt. Davidson from Twin Peaks in 1932


San Miguel Rancho Panorama 1910 – View Right : Looking north showing farm houses south of what is now Ocean Ave. Sutro Forest on Mt. Davidson north of Ocean Avenue


San Miguel Rancho Panorama 1910 – View Left : Looking north showing old Ingleside Racetrack and Sutro Forest on Mt. Davidson


View west of West Portal shopping district in 1929


View east of West Portal Avenue shopping district in 1927


Forester Ave. slide, February 1942


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Miraloma Park is a community of 2,200 homes on Mount Davidson in San Francisco.