I have looked at the first floor (street level) of many establishments in the Transmission, but I have never looked up and paid attention until now. Most of the time, the skyline of the Transmission just fades into the background. Today, I finally looked more closely at the skyline, and I tried to guess how the Transmission developed over time.
Although the houses on the side streets of the Transmission are somewhat uniform, the main part of Mission street is not. There are many different shapes, sizes, colors and themes. The next time that you are in the Transmission for the multiethnic restaurants, Mexican Salvadoran, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Cambodian, and Peruvian, look at the buildings and try to guess how the area developed. They are all so different. It is not a place that many architecture students sit around drawing, but the buildings here are almost as diverse as the restaurants.