Macondray Lane - Taylor Street to Jones Street

  • Neighborhood: Russian Hill
  • Location: Macondray Lane at Taylor Street
  • Height: 25 feet

Macondray Lane has a short wooden stairway at Taylor Street, but that's the least interesting part of it. At the top of the stairs, there's a narrow stone path that opens up onto a lovely alley surrounded by lush greenery, under a high canopy of trees.

Macondray Lane is perhaps most well-known as the inspiration for the fictional Barbary Lane in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series. The stairs at Taylor have also been used as a filming location for the TV miniseries adaptations.

The stairs were rebuilt into a sturdier looking stairway in 2016.



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