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Saint Francis of the Guns

Beniamino Bufano created Saint Francis of the Guns, a nearly -foot-tall metal sculpture of the robed Catholic saint, St. Francis of Assisi, with his arms spread in a peaceful greeting. On the lower torso, a mosaic depicts four assassinated American leaders (John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr.,

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Capitol Rotunda Balustrade

The California State Capitol Building and grounds were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and listed as a California Historical Landmark in 1974.. The rotunda, which rises 128 feet, from the basement of the building to the oculus at the apex of the inner dome, occasionally

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Mills College Music Building

The Spanish Colonial Music Building is located on the campus of Mills College in Oakland, California. The lobby ceiling of the Music Building is composed of cast plaster decoratively painted dark brown to imitate wood. The ceiling exhibited variations in matte to semi-gloss surfaces which could be intentional to enhance

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Hanna House

Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, the Hanna House was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first work in the San Francisco region, and his first work with non-rectangular structures. The home was the first example of Wright’s “honeycomb” design and was based on 120-degree angles, with an open floor plan and rooms

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Elks Club Ballroom Ceiling

ARG Conservation Services (ARG/CS) was contracted by the Elks Club BPOE No.#3 , to provide a proposal for conservation treatment of the third floor ballroom ceiling in their lodge located at 450 Post Street, San Francisco. The Elks Club ballroom ceiling is chamfered and ornately decorated. Painted to give the

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Coit Tower Murals

The Coit Tower murals are located in the iconic Coit Tower that sits atop Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Shortly after the tower’s construction in 1933, the murals were added to decorate the interior as part of the Work Progress Administration. In 1934 a team of twenty-five muralists, four women

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California State Senate Chamber

ARG Conservation Services (ARG/CS) was contracted by the Senate Facilities of the State of California, to perform a conditions assessment and conduct conservation repairs on the interior woodwork of the California State Senate Chamber. The California State Senate Chamber seats its forty members in a large chamber room decorated in

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Bok Kai Temple

The Bok Kai Temple in Marysville was built in 1880 to serve the city’s sizable Chinese population. The temple has been in continuous use as a religious and social anchor for the local population and has minimal alterations. It retains many original materials and features, including the brick masonry wall,

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Bayview Opera House

The Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater was the main structure of a Masonic Lodge complex designed in 1888 by the German architect Henry Geilfuss, known for developing the distinctive Victorian architectural profile of San Francisco. The city’s oldest theater, the Opera House served as the center of cultural

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Lotta’s Fountain

Standing at the corner of Market, Geary, and Kearny Streets in downtown San Francisco, Lotta’s Fountain is the City’s oldest monument. In contrast with many of the San Francisco’s other monuments, Lotta’s Fountain was not given to the City by a politician or wealthy industrialist. Lotta Crabtree, a famous Vaudeville

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500 Capp Street – The David Ireland House

500 Capp Street was constructed in 1886, during what is generally referred to as the Victorian period (1860 – 1900) and is a prime example of a relatively simple Italianate style house. The last owner of the property, artist David Ireland, had a strong influence on the house’s physical state. Ireland

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San Francisco Zoo Bronzes

Los Angeles-based sculptor, Gwynn Murrill is known for her talent in portraying the primal essence of her animal subjects. While doing away with details that are not necessary to perceive the creatures, Murrill leaves no doubt about the animals she portrays. Working in wood and marble at the beginning of

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