The Ransom Run – Church & 20th

***"Downstairs, take the K car, get off at Church & 20th, hurry or you'll blow it."

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At 00:50:16 Harry arrives at Dolores Park on the K car from Forest Hill and runs across 20th to the phone booth on the corner of the park at Church & 20th.

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Harry runs to the phone box

Harry runs to the phone box

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The MUNI line still runs alongside Dolores Park on Church St and there are great views of the city from the park. Some people call this Mission Park, others Mission Dolores Park. Dolores Park has an interesting history of its own and was home to more than 1600 families after the great earthquake of 1906.

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"Harry's corner" in 2009

“Harry’s corner” in 2009

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In 2009, Harry’s phone booth has been replaced by a big tree and the car stop has moved a few feet downhill of  “Harry’s corner“. The original car stop (see below frame 00:51:12) had a small shelter and a street pole to the left of the shelter:

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The pole next to the old stop in 1971

The pole next to the old stop in 1971

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In 2009 the pole is still there but the shelter has gone:

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The former K car stop at Church & 20th

The former K car stop at Church & 20th

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At 00:49:48 Harry‘s K car comes down the line into Church:

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At 00:49:48 Harry's K car comes down the line into Dolores

At 00:49:48 Harry’s K car comes down the line into Church

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In 2009, ‘J’ has become the new ‘K’ as a muni car makes it’s way along the same line into Church:

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'J' is the new 'K' - a J car enters Church

‘J’ is the new ‘K’ – a J car enters Church

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No, not a Gran Torino, but a new Ford Maverick for only $2175 !!

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Billboard on the K car leaving Church & 20th

Billboard on the K car leaving Church & 20th

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While out of shot in the movie, but on the same corner, you’ll find a famous fire hydrant locals affectionately refer to as “Goldie”.

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"Goldie" the hydrant that saved the Mission District receives fresh paint every April 18th

“Goldie” the hydrant that saved the Mission District receives fresh paint every April 18th

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This hydrant was credited with saving the Mission District following the 1906 earthquake. The plaque next to the hydrant explains all.

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"The City that Knows How"

“The City that Knows How”

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