History, of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport

1963 Original Terminal
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In the 60s one could park in the road in front. There was only one terminal back then, and few back then worried about security.


History of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport external link   •  Located in Milbrae, California   •  (Original photographer unknown)   •  (Photo posted Friday 11 December 2009)   •  (Photo taken 1963, slide scanned 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #200903_0485BCXS
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1964 Parking
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The parking lot in the 60s was front and center. In the future this area would become enclosed and surrounded by four separate terminals.


History of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport external link   •  Located in Milbrae, California   •  (Original photographer unknown)   •  (Photo posted Friday 11 December 2009)   •  (Photo taken 1964, slide scanned 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #200903_0487BCXS
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1964 Tarmac
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The tarmac as it looked in 1964. Note that back then it was possible to step out onto an exterior balcony to watch the planes.


History of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport external link   •  Located in Milbrae, California   •  (Original photographer unknown)   •  (Photo posted Friday 11 December 2009)   •  (Photo taken 1964, slide scanned 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #200903_0489BCXS
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1967 Tarmac
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The airport just after a hard rain in 1967. This was the view while parked at the airport.


History of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport external link   •  Located in Milbrae, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 11 December 2009)   •  (Photo taken 1967, negative scanned 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #101Fire_01
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2008 Tarmac
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The International terminal's tarmac at night as viewed from one of the windows in the Domestic terminal. Note San Bruno Mountain barely visible in the background.


History of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport external link   •  Located in Milbrae, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 11 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 20:59:12 Saturday 6 September 2008)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #205912_2914BCX
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