Beach Chalet: Staircase Sculptures – San Francisco CA

Description

Michael von Meyer created the enameled, magnolia wood carvings, called “Sea Creatures,” in the balustrade of the south stairway of the Beach Chalet.  The carvings are 36″ high and run all the way up to the second floor, about 25 feet in all. 

It is a marvelous fantasy piece that includes an octopus, mermaid with child, merman (Neptune?), porpoise, fish with elephantine trunk, sailing ship and a deep-sea diver, among others.

All the Beach Chalet artworks were done by unemployed artists hired by the Federal Art Project (FAP), a branch of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). 

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Location Info


1000 Great Highway
San Francisco, CA 94121

Coordinates: 37.768964, -122.510656

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