The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a field house (recreation hall) and athletic courts at the Cabrillo Playground in San Francisco, CA. The exact date of this work is unknown to us. “Constructed field house for district recreation headquarters;… read more
The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked to improve many roads in San Francisco, including the stretch of California St. from Fillmore to Presidio Ave. “Consisted of narrowing the sidewalks ten feet from Fillmore to Presidio Avenue with all work… read more
1940 WPA stamp at Capp and Adair in San Francisco's Mission District. Apparently every corner on Capp St. used to have these stamps.
Completed rehabilitation of building started under S. E. R. A. projects, including plumbing, pipe covering, electric work, rearrangement of library and painting.–Healy, p. 69. This building no longer exists. It was demolished along with the neighboring County Jail and Hall… read more
These two 50′ x 45′ low-relief polished marble mosaics depicting “Organic and Inorganic Science” by the Swiss-born artist Herman Volz are located in the south portico of San Francisco City College’s Science Hall. Juan Breda served as assistant mosaicist for… read more
These two 12′ x 8′ tempera fresco murals painted by Frederick Olmsted reside in the front lobby of San Francisco City College’s Science Building over the west entrance stairs. Two murals depict students engaged in scientific research. Muted earth tones… read more
“My mural will picture the fusion between the great past of the Latin American lands, as it is deeply rooted in the soil, and the high mechanical developments of the United States.” – Diego Rivera This 22′ by 74′ fresco… read more
The label attached to John Langley Howard’s 10′ x 24′ PWAP fresco “California Industrial Scenes” in Coit Tower reads: “In this mural industry is physically portrayed, and with a powerful social and political message emerges from the mixture of visual… read more
This 10′ x 27′ PWAP fresco “California Agriculture and Industry” was painted by Gordon Langdon and H. Clement. The man spraying the cow is a portrait of fellow artist Lucien Labaudt.
A 9′ x 54′ PWAP oil painting “San Francisco Bay, North” by Jose Moya del Pino is located on the north wall of the elevator lobby in Coit Tower.
This 10′ x 10′ PWAP fresco “Newsgathering” by Suzanne Scheuer and Hebe Daum depicts a busy newspaper office scene.