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Huntington Park Engraved Pavers - San Francisco, CA USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder
N 37° 47.531 W 122° 24.727
10S E 551760 N 4182920
Quick Description: Engraved pavers create a border around the Fountain of Turtles in the center of Huntington Park, San Francisco, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 3:05:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMBPM6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Fountain of the Tortoises is the centerpiece of Huntington Park. The large European-styled fountain is a reproduction of the Fontana della Tartarughe in Rome, Italy. In the 1900's, William and Ethel Crocker purchased this reproduction of the Roman fountain and had it installed on their private estate. Later, in 1954, the four Crocker adult children donated this Fountain of the Tortoises to the city of San Francisco and it was placed in Huntington Park as it is now. In the 1970's the park began a renovation and preservation project sponsored by the Nob Hill Association. During this project, metal pavers were interplaced between the regular bricks surrounding the fountain to form four lines of engraved pavers, essentially forming a visual square around the round fountain. There are fifteen pavers on each of the four sides around the fountain, for a total of 60 engraved pavers. These metal pavers blend in nicely with the overall decorations and landscaping around the fountain, giving an artistic touch to the way engraved bricks and pavers are usually displayed. The one I picked to waymark was the one engraved with "The Stanford Court" which represents the hotel where I stayed while visiting San Francisco and is just two blocks east of this park (it is now called the Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel).
Facts of the history of the fountain and park restoration are from a bronze plaque mounted outside the public restroom facility at Huntington Park, just west of the fountain and these pavers.
Setting of your bricks:: Park

Name of Display: Huntington Park Engraved Pavers

Approximate number of bricks in display: 60

Name on One Brick: The Stanford Court

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