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|Laborfest: Coit Tower Mural Walk|
|Date||Sunday July 15|
|Time||9:45 AM - 11:45 AM|
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|Meet at Coit Tower entrance, top of Telegraph Hill, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco. Buses: 8, 30, 41 or 45 to Washington Square Park at Union and Stockton. Transfer to the 39 bus or walk 1/4 mile on Stockton to Lombard, up Lombard which becomes Telegraph Hill Blvd to top; also from Washington Square, you can walk to end of Filbert or Greenwich, each with a short staircase at the top, Greenwich being less steep.|
Coit Tower Mural Walk
With Peter O’Driscoll and Harvey Smith
Laborfest is proud to present this annual tour of a San Francisco treasure.
In the past few years, there has been a growing community effort to defend the Coit Tower murals from leaking water and to stop plans for privatization of the site. This led to the critical renovation of the murals on their 80th anniversary. They were being painted during the time of the 1934 general strike in San Francisco. At the time of their installation, an organized effort was made to destroy them because of the leftist themes. The artists and their supporters had to physically defend the site. The murals were successfully preserved and we have them today as our heritage. The artists were working under the Civil Works Administration and Public Works of Art program, which was later extended to many buildings and sites throughout the U.S.