Macondray Lane. To find the beginning of this lane, start at Green and Leavenworth. On the east side of Leavenworth walk north toward the bay. Turn right in what looks like a parking lot just north of Green. The actual lane begins mid-block and continues across Jones until it descends by wooden stairway to Taylor Street. This lane, originally named Lincoln Lane, is one of the most famous in the City and in Russian Hill. It is a landscaped pedestrian oasis with small cottages, houses, flats, and apartments. At 15-17 Macondray Lane, near Taylor, you will find the only house on the lane that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. It was owned by the artist Giuseppe Cadenasso who was on the faculty of Mills College. This lane is reputedly the setting for Armistead Maupin’s Barbary Lane in Tales of the City. The stairs at Taylor Street were used in the Tales of the City television series.