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UCSF Toland Hall

The History of Medicine in California murals were commissioned in 1935 as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Construction of the mural began in 1936 and was finished in 1940. The murals were executed by muralist Bernard Zakheim and his assistant, Phyllis Wrightson, in the true fresco technique. In

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Rincon Annex Murals

The original Rincon Annex is a former United States Post Office and, for a time, was the busiest in San Francisco. The Annex’s interior features “The History of California”, a mural composed of twenty-seven panels depicting San Francisco’s role in the history of California. The mural was painted by Russian

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San Francisco Public Library

Untitled (1990-1995) by Ann Hamilton and Ann Chamberlain is a mural comprising 3”x5” recycled card catalogue cards. The cards cover the wall dividing the closed stacks and circulating collection on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library. A section of the wall (11 cards high and 5 cards wide,

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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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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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Palo Alto Public Art Survey

The City of Palo Alto retained ARG Conservation Services (ARG/CS) to provide a conditions assessment for twelve permanent artworks in the City of Palo Alto’s public art collection. The selected artworks are murals located throughout the City that were installed between 1980 and 2013. All of the artworks are located

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Arnautoff Murals

The Roth Building in Palo Alto, California was constructed in 1932 to house the Palo Alto Medical Clinic. It operated as a medical facility until it was purchased by the City of Pal Alto in 2000. In June 2010, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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1700 Webster

The canvas mural at 1700 Webster Street in Oakland, California was painted by Robert Clifford Rishell (1917-1976), an Oakland artist and one of the founders of the Oakland Museum of California. He painted mostly in oils, but was also known for several large fresco murals. Rishell was a graduate of

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The Fire Next Time II

"The Fire Next Time II" by Dewey Crumpler is located on the exterior of the gymnasium at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center in San Francisco, California. The mural is a national icon of African- American history and is beloved by the local community. ARG Conservation Services was contracted to treat the

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Allied Arts Mural

The wall mural known as “The Patron Saint of Artisans” at the Allied Arts Guild was painted in the 1930s by Maxine Albro, whose murals decorate many significant structures in the region, such as Coit Tower. The mural depicts a tree with four different crafts and has an inscribed niche

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