Irish Hill (San Francisco)

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Fierce Fight on Irish Hill San Francisco Call, November 8, 1897.

Irish Hill was a neighborhood in San Francisco near the intersection of 22nd Street and Illinois Avenue. It consisted of a population of about 800 people living in boarding houses, mostly working class Irish and their families, who worked in the nearby industrial area[1] known as the Dogpatch. Irish Hill was the site of a major fire in 1887 and over the next few decades the area declined, and the hill itself was mostly excavated away, flattened and dumped into San Francisco Bay by the year 1918. The area is now considered part of the Potrero Hill neighborhood.[2][3]

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  2. ^ "Irish Hill - A Neighborhood that Disappeared". Pier 70. 
  3. ^ Garvey, John; Karen Hanning (2008). Irish San Francisco. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-3049-9. 

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