Great Grandfather Caesar, 1912
Caesar age 70, 1955
Nonno Stephen, 1970
Three Generations of Lombardis, 1988
Dad & the Boys, 2005
Meet the Lombardis
Caesar, Great Grandfather to Steve Jr. & Ken, standing in front of the old Richmond Boot & Shoe Hospital on Clement & 5th Avenue.
1948Caesar and Stephen Sebastian Lombardi open Park Presidio Sporting Goods on Clement & 3rd Avenue. During these years, customers could go to the Lombardis for guns, ammunition, fishing rods, boots and old-fashioned thermos bottles.
Great Grandfather, Caesar, still active at 70. He is pictured in front of Park Presidio Sporting Goods holding a 48 lb. King Salmon caught by one of their customers just outside the Golden Gate.
During this time, the country emerges from the war years and starts to enjoy a bit of leisure. The Lombardis move right along with times and start renting skis!
Stephen S. Lombardi, Grandfather to Steve Jr. & Ken, at front counter of hunting department.
Store front is remodeled and name is officially changed to Lombardi Sports. The times are once again changing--the Lombardis no longer sell guns and fishing poles; they now supply tennis, camping, swimming, running and ski equipment.
Three generations of Lombardis. (Left to Right) Stephen Sr., Stephen S., Ken, Steve Jr.
After 45 years on Clement St. the need for a larger facility is apparent, Lombardi Sports moves to current home--1600 Jackson Street in Russian Hill with 50,000 square feet of retail space to fill!
Dad & the Boys: Steve Sr., Steve Jr. & Ken pose for a feature article on Local Business. Photo by SF Chronicle.
Steve Jr. & Ken run the day-to-day of the store. Steve Sr. pops in on occasion to say hi. Barb (wife of Steve Sr.) comes in during the holiday season to decorate the shop and bring in home-baked treats!
Lombardi Sports is still San Francisco's favorite go-to sporting good store, supplying locals and tourists alike with everything from flip flops to skis to carbon-fiber bikes.