Exploring San Francisco through the lens of city blocks, Blocker is a weekly series by Charles Hodgkins. Look for it on SFist each Wednesday, around the lunching hour.
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Blocker, No. 13: Innes Ave. in Hunters Point / India Basin
Question: Innes Ave. is in which area of San Francisco?
A) Hunters Point: San Francisco’s notorious waterfront/hilltop ghetto, adjacent to a naval shipyard-cum-Superfund site.
B) India Basin: Hardscrabble home to industrial businesses galore.
C) India Cove: Cozy-sounding name marketed by area developers.
D) Hunters Point / India Basin Historic District: Once “India Cove” takes root, the little brown “Historic District” signs won’t be far behind.
E) All of the above.
Answer: E, or at least that’s what we think. Few San Francisco streets rival the 800 block of Innes Ave. between Arelious Walker and Griffith for wide-ranging Blocker fodder.