Lombard Street


Located in an east- west fashion is Lombard Street of San Francisco, California. The street is famous for its one block section with hairpin turns and very steep elevation. The west end of Lombard ends at Presidio Boulevard. It has a major junction with US 101, and the east end is the Embarcadero. The street runs through what natives call the Cow Hollow Neighborhood. Lombard is 12 blocks in length crossing Broderick, Van Ness, and even Russian Hill.

Public transportation runs along the street at the top of the block. It is the Powell- Hyde Cable Car Line. The street had famous residents on it like Rowena Meeks Abdy who was a painter in early California. Hitchcock filmed Vertigo on portions of the street, most particularly at 900 Lombard Street, which was the home of John Ferguson. Bullitt and The Love Bug also had images of the street. Much of the street is residential and businesses. There are quite a few real estate agencies along the road. There are very few restaurants and shops, so most visitors go to Lombard Street more for the switch backs it has and the famous residents than anything else found there.

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