St. Peter's Catholic School has changed with the Mission

May 19, 2014 674

Back when I was a kid, my family lived on Potrero Hill, but my sister, brother and I all had a kind of dual San Francisco citizenship. We were Mission kids, too.

We walked a dozen blocks every day down 24th Street to St. Peter's Catholic School on Florida Street. It was another world, then. The Mission was blue-collar, and almost all the kids at St. Peter's were Irish or Italian. There were a couple of black kids and a handful of Latinos.

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