Monday, May 22, 2006

Filbert Step's Napier Lane

Another "street" on the Filbert Steps is Napier Lane. This one dates back to the 49'ers era (the miners, not the football team).

Looking down Napier Lane, you see a narrow wooden boardwalk, lined by beautiful flowers and wood houses.
There are houses here built in the 1800's. They are some of the few remaining from that time, since most were burned in the 1906 fire. There is also a story that Napier Lane was home to brothels, and quite a busy little thoroughfare in its day, being located just above the waterfront and the working docks.

This is one of the older homes on the block, a tiny little single story looking as dapper as the day it was built. Posted by Picasa

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