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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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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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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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Orgyen Marble Lion

ARG Conservation Services was contacted by Ogyen Dorje Den Tibetan Buddhist temple in December 2015, to propose a conservation treatment for the lion sculpture seated on the right side of the main entry, located at 2244 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501. The marble lion is one of two that

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Legion of Honor

A gift from Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, the Legion of Honor is a replica of the French Pavilion at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, itself a three-quarter-scale version of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris, France. At the close of the exposition, the French government granted Spreckels

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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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Noble Chapel

Noble Chapel is thought to be the first building designed by T. Patterson Ross, an architect of notable significance in the Bay Area who designed over 200 building over the course of his career. The most notable and recognized of those buildings include the Sing Chong and Sing Fat buildings

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Noble Chapel

Preservation Design Award   Restoration This category addresses projects that accurately depict the form, features, and character of a property or structure as it appeared in a particular period of time by means of the removal of features from other periods in its history and reconstruction of missing features from the restoration period.

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500 Capp Street

Preservation Design Award   Craftsmanship and Preservation Technology Outstanding workmanship carried out in a project such as those specified above may be submitted in one of those categories and/or the Craftsmanship/Preservation Technology award. This category honors excellence in craftsmanship or technological innovation pertaining to a single element of an overall preservation project, such

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Mermaid

The Mermaid, a painted steel and reinforced cast concrete sculpture by renowned pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, was installed in 1979 in front of the Jackie Gleason Theatre at the Miami Beach Conference Center. The sculpture depicts a reclining mermaid with adjoining clouds supported by sun rays. The sculpture sits in

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Pacific Coast Garrison Monument

The Pacific Coast Garrison Monument, erected 1897 at San Francisco National Cemetery, is a type of cast zinc (“white bronze”) statuary known as the Union color bearer manufactured by the Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The foundation is fabricated from units of granite separated by mortar joints, and the

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Sea Change

Mark di Suvero is an American abstract expressionist sculptor born in Shanghai, China in 1933. He came to the United States in 1941, and his first port of entry in the United States was San Francisco’s Pier 40. His sculptures are mainly built from indus-trial I-beams that are welded and

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