Browsing through Flickr we found on mebesaturday‘s photostream this picture of an old business card from the King Arthur hotel that used to be on 242 Turk street.
This is my fathers business card from the late 60’s, when my parents lived in the Tenderloin section of San Francisco, CA.. I found this in a box of junk that I have been toting around from apartment to apartment for over 10 years. Someday I hope to see the building formerly known as the King Arthur, just so I can see where many stories that my parents told me actually happened. I find it interesting that California was abbreviated to CALIF. After a little research I found that it was called the Hotel Von Dorn in 1909. It was built just after the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. It has been remodeled into apartments for foster children and homeless by The Salvation Army.