San Francisco; California; CA; San Franciscans; North Beach; Telegraph Hill; Victorians; coit tower; streetscape
Mention North Beach and what comes to mind is a mix of arts, crafts, poetry and jazz. North Beach has storied history involving known writers and musicians, movie sets and nightclubs. Added to this are several historical landmarks and a strong commitment to keeping local businesses independently owned and operated. North Beach is a neighborhood in the northeast of San Francisco adjacent to Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. It is the Little Italy of the city.
San Francisco; California; Coit Tower; Telegraph Hill; deco; deco architecture; art deco; coit; streetscape
Coit Tower was built in Pioneer Park atop Telegraph Hill in 1933 at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the City of San Francisco; Lillie bequeathed one third of her estate to the City of San Francisco. Popular opinion holds that the tower was built to resemble a fire hose nozzle because of Lillie's affinity with the San Francisco firefighters of the day. Inside, the Coit Tower murals were carried out under the Public Works of Art Project, the first of the New Deal federal employment programs for artists.
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