Let a Thousand Parks Bloom - Berkeley, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen
N 37° 51.931 W 122° 15.351
10S E 565453 N 4191155
Quick Description: Mural on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley dedicated to People's Park, the site of repeated violent conflicts between the University of California and activists.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2008 5:44:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM3YT1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 27

Long Description:
This mural is located at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street in south Berkeley a block from People's Park. It's mounted on a blank wall facing a vacant lot that used to be the site of the Berkeley Inn, a SRO (Single Room Occupancy) Hotel catering to low-income residents. The Inn burned in 1986 and was completely demolished by a subsequent fire in 1990. Apparently the City would not allow the owner of the site to develop it in the way he wanted, so in spite he erected a metal fence around the lot and left it in ugly ruins. Although the site was sold, development of the site has continued to be problematic. At one point, locals snuck in and put up this mural dedicated to People's Park and its turbulent history. Faces portrayed in the mural are identifiable as local activists.
City: Berkeley

Location Name: Rasputin's Records

Date: 1990s

Media: Paint

Artist: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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