Historic Fountain Continues to Beautify Street

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In 1875, Lotta Crabtree gave this incredibly ornate fountain to the “citizens of San Francisco,” who continue to enjoy it to the present day on Market Street in San Francisco.  Overflowing with details,… Continue reading

Historic Power Plant Re-energized

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The historic Jessie Street Power Substation is re-energized by a stunning remodeling by architect Daniel Libeskind to become the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.  Tucked into a courtyard between busy Market Street… Continue reading

Keeping Streets Safe and Beautiful

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San Francisco’s busy Powell Street is safer thanks to this beautifully designed stainless steel planter.  Powell Street is crowded with tourists but to keep them from easily crossing the street and perhaps getting… Continue reading

Cliff May in San Diego Published

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Mary van Balgooy’s article on Cliff May’s early career in San Diego has just come out.  The article can be found in the latest edition (Fall 2011) of The Journal of San Diego.… Continue reading

Cliff May’s First Ranch Style Building and House

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In his oral history, Cliff May claimed that the first structure he built in the ranch style was his own house for his family on Adams Avenue in San Diego.(1)  However, May’s first… Continue reading