Macondray Lane

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The lane
Farther east along the lane

Macondray Lane is a small pedestrian lane on the southeastern side of Russian Hill in San Francisco, California. A wooded enclave in the heart of the city, it was recast by Armistead Maupin as Barbary Lane for his Tales of the City.

Macondray Lane extends two blocks east-west between Leavenworth and Taylor Streets, paralleling Union and Green Streets. At the Taylor Street end, a set of steps descend from the lane to Taylor Street. Views from the lane extend northward to Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco Bay.


  • Paula Martinac (22 July 2009). "The Real Barbary Lane". The Queerest Places. Retrieved 2010-02-27.

Coordinates: 37°47′57″N 122°24′54″W / 37.799203°N 122.415116°W / 37.799203; -122.415116