The San Francisco Zoo’s “Mother’s Building,” constructed in 1925 as a “refuge for mothers and their children,” is the site of Dorothy Pucinelli and Helen Forbes’s four-panel mural, “Noah and His Ark,” completed in 1938 through the Federal Arts Project (FAP). The building served as the zoo’s gift shop from 1978-2002 and is currently only used for special events, its murals in disrepair.
On January 28, Richard Rothman, a friend of the Living New Deal, will speak at the Outer Sunset/Parkside Residents Association meeting in the San Francisco Public Library-Ortega Branch Community Room. Rothman has long worked with San Francisco to restore the murals and to make them available to the public. Join him to hear about his efforts to save the building from demolition, his projected timetable, and how you can help.