The Most Winding Street In The World

  The lower grade made the hill accessible to automobiles, raising property value for landowners and making the hill an easier walk for pedestrians. In the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake, the homes on the southern side were cleared to create a firebreak. The homes were not rebuilt until after the switchbacks were added to the hill in 1992. The crooked portion of Lombard Street was a two-way street until 1939.