||Sanchez Street Stairs
||Sanchez and 19th Streets, between Noe and
||Less than one block
Liberty Street Stairs
Located where Sanchez Street crosses 19th Street, the
Sanchez Street Steps connect upper and lower Sanchez Street. The
upper staircase decends to a landing and then separates into two lower
One of the nicest features of the Sanchez Street are three
small landings with bench seats. Each of these seats provides a view
of the city and what would be a comfortable place to sit. Unfortunately,
these landings also provide a small space out of direct view from either
the street above or below and, given the proximity of the stairs to Delores
Park and the Mission, have become shelters for homeless and drug dealers
and addicts. While more frequent police patrols have improved the
situation somewhat, the stairs are almost always filled with some manner
of debri and at night would generally not be considered safe.
Graffitti and refuse aside, during daylight the stairs
make a nice addition to a stairwalk that includes both the 20th Street
Stairs and the Liberty Street Stairs.
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