Inside the Mint!


For a quarter-century, Market Street Railway has shared the space at Duboce Avenue and Buchanan and Market Streets with Muni, using it to restore streetcars for the F-line. Looming above all the while, the formidable U.S. Mint.  In fact, its original entrance, at 350 Duboce Avenue, sits inside our facility, though it was sealed off before the street was closed and turned into a Muni right-of-way in the 1970s.

We’ve seen the outside a thousand times, but never the inside — until now, thanks to this great essay by Andrew Dudley at Haighteration.  Check it out.


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  1. Great post. Since you’re a neighbor, maybe you’ll know – what were those silvery things being applied to the slopes of Mint Hill inside the Mint’s fence this morning?

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