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Maritime Museum - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 48.385 W 122° 25.439
10S E 550705 N 4184492
Quick Description: The Maritime Museum in Fisherman's Wharf was built by the WPA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2016 9:59:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMRB6G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 4

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The maritime museum was until recently housed in a Streamline Moderne (late Art Deco) building that is the centerpiece of the Aquatic Park Historic District, a National Historic Landmark at the foot of Polk Street and a minute's walk from the visitor center and Hyde Street Pier. The building was originally built (starting in 1936) by the WPA as a public bathhouse, and its interior is decorated with fantastic and colorful murals, created primarily by artist and color theoretician Hilaire Hiler. The architects were William Mooser Jr. and William Mooser III.

The Steamship Room illustrates the technological evolution of maritime power from wind to steam, while the second-floor displays include three photomurals of the early San Francisco waterfront, lithographic stones, scrimshaw and whaling guns. The third-floor gallery is used for visiting exhibitions and in 2005 exhibited "Sparks", an exhibition of shipboard radio, radiotelephone, and radioteletype technology.

The Maritime Museum has re-opened after a series of renovations."

Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
9-5 daily

Cost: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Street Address: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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