How many cars can you identify in this 1950s San Francisco street scene?

(January 21, 2019) This image contains a mid-1950s view of the San Francisco Greyhound Bus terminal and Hotel, Pioneer Cocktails and the Travelers Liquor store on 7th Street between Mission and Market streets. The street is packed with vehicles, and the newest ones apparently to date to about 1954.

Interestingly the compact 1953 or ’54 Nash Rambler in the center of the roadway next to the Greyhound bus, when viewed in contrast with full-sized cars appears to be roughly about two-thirds the size of the average automobile. On the far right, is a new Kaiser, which appears to have engine problems.

The Greyhound terminal has been replaced with the San Francisco Federal Building. The IOOF Hall is still there as well as the buildings on either side of the hall.

The buildings to the right of the bus remain; those beyond the bus are gone, replaced by the bizarre and starkly modern Federal Building and plaza. Unseen to the left is the grandly ornate 1905 U.S. Court of Appeals Building, that along with the U.S. Mint, were the only buildings South of Market to survive the earthquake and fire of 1906.
However, the quake in 1989 caused enough damage to it to warrant nearly $100 million in repairs.

The first bus in pulling ahead of a ’54 Ford Crestline Victoria. In the lower right there appears to be a ’47 Studebaker Champion sedan.

The Traveler’s Liquors, 22 7th St, existed until at least 2009.

The Old Motor