Final Analysis: It wasn't so bad (in broad daylight).
According to this sign, we should focus on the historic buildings.
This is a very good idea.
You can tell that these buildings had many past lives.
They just don't make signs like this anymore.
And look at the brickwork!
A few points of interest:
1. The Great American Music Hall
3. The future home of the Tenderloin Museum
4. The Magic Dollar Store!
And here is a little light reading for your day.