The collection includes over 70,000 properties photographed by the Assessor's Office from the late 1940s through the early 1960s. The finding aid is divided into three sections:
The Office of the Assessor-Recorder transferred this collection to the San Francisco History Center in the early 1980s. Search by street address, block number or business name. Locate the block number through the San Francisco Property Information Map. To be thorough, check both the street address and block number lists. The negatives may be viewed during the Photo Desk open hours.
A small sampling of the San Francisco Assessor's Office Negative Collection has been added to the online database.