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South of Market (San Francisco, Calif.)


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    • South of Market District (San Francisco, Calif.)
    • SOMA (San Francisco, Calif.)
    • San Francisco (Calif.). South of Market
    • South of the Slot (San Francisco, Calif.)
    • 100 Vara Survey (San Francisco, Calif.)
    • One Hundred Vara Survey (San Francisco, Calif.)
    • 100 Vara District (San Francisco, Calif.)
    • 100 Vara (San Francisco, Calif.)
    • SOMA/Yerba Buena (San Francisco, Calif.)
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    • found: SOMA : South of Market analysis, 1984:pref. (the South of Market; San Francisco) p. 1 (The South of Market District) p. 5 (The South of Market district)
    • found: San Francisco County street guide & directory, c1986:p. D (list of San Francisco County communities: South of Market)
    • found: California road & recreation atlas, c1998:p. 36 (South of Market)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 1, 2013(South of Market, San Francisco; South of Market (or SoMa) is a relatively large neighborhood in San Francisco, California located just south of Market Street and contains several sub-neighborhoods including South Beach, Mission Bay and Rincon Hill; while many San Franciscans refer to the neighborhood by its full name, South of Market, there is a trend to shorten the name to SOMA or SoMa; before being called South of Market this area was called "South of the Slot", a reference to the cable cars that ran up and down Market along a slot through which they attached to the cables. While the cable cars have long since disappeared from Market Street, some "old timers" still refer to this area as "South of the Slot"; since 1847, the official name of the South of Market area has been the "100 Vara Survey" (alternately "100 Vara District") or simply "100 Vara" for short (with "100" sometimes spelled out). Since the mid-20th century, the official name has been gradually forgotten, and today is found mainly in history books, legal documents,title deeds, and civil engineering reports; 37°46ʹ38ʺN 122°24ʹ40ʺW)
    • found: Bay Area neighborhoods, via SFGate.com, March 1, 2013:San Francisco > SoMa (South of Market is a huge district, sprawling from the Embarcadero to Eleventh Street, between Market and Townsend; SoMa; the name has its roots in the old nickname "South of the Slot," referring to its position on the "wrong side" of the Market Street cable car track when it was an industrial district of factories and Gold Rush immigrant workers) - http://www.sfgate.com/neighborhoods/sf/soma/
    • found: San Francisco travel website, March 1, 2013:SF neighborhoods > SOMA / Yerba Buena (SOMA/Yerba Buena; South of Market, also known as "SOMA," is more than two square miles of sleek nightclubs, fashionable restaurants, art hubs and the nation's most beautiful ballpark) - http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/neighborhood/soma-yerba-buena/
    • found: San Francisco neighborhoods, via SanFrancisco.com, March 1, 2013:SOMA (SOMA, or South of Market) - http://www.sanfrancisco.com/neighborhoods/soma.html
    • notfound: GNIS, Oct. 14, 1999;Rand McNally, 1998;Durham, D.L. California's geographic names, c1998;Gudde, E.G. California place names, c1998;GNIS, March 1, 2013
  • Editorial Notes

    • [SUBJECT USAGE: This name is not valid for use as a geographic subdivision.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1999-10-14: new
    • 2013-04-26: revised
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