SF – The Palace of Fine Arts

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Blog, San Francisco | Comments Off on SF – The Palace of Fine Arts

In playing host to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, The Fair, which opened on February 20, 1915, San Francisco was honoring the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the completion of the Panama Canal; it was also celebrating its own resurrection after the shattering earthquake and fire of 1906. The task of creating a Palace of Fine Arts for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition fell to the architect Bernard R. Maybeck. The hall itself covered some three acres of ground and was supported by unusually strong structural beams. The essentially Corinthian colonnade was framed in wood and then covered with staff, a mixture of plaster and burlap-type fiber.

Location: 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Hours of operation: Mon-Sun 6AM-9PM
Ticket: Free
Official Website