San Francisco Neon Series, Pharmacy, 1980
© Merideth Grierson

San Francisco Neon Series, Pharmacy, 1980

By Merideth Grierson
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The Hub Pharmacy, located at 1700 Market St, was the only 24-hour pharmacy in San Francisco for decades. It was situated in the area where Market, Valencia, Haight, and Gough Streets intersect. This area was referred to as "the Hub" as early as the late-1800s due to the convergence of four separate streetcar lines all in close proximity. This area is still a busy transit area even though roads and municipal railways have changed significantly.

The San Francisco Neon Series
This series is a tribute to the era of "gas and glass" in San Francisco. In 1980, Merideth Grierson began a color film project chronicling the disappearing neon art of San Francisco. Many of the images in this series were included in a special feature in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine on November 18, 2001. The article was titled "Sign Language; Where Has San Francisco's Neon Gone?” Most of these iconic signs have indeed disappeared or evolved, and the city has lost much of the unique aesthetic of this special art form.

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San Francisco Neon Series, Pharmacy, 1980
San Francisco Neon Series, Pharmacy, 1980