Here’s the Proof that the Real Estate Interests of the 94117 Have Given Up on the Mickinley Statue Fence in the Panhandle

I’ll tell you, I don’t know why local real estate interests have such sway over what goes on in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, but that’s the way things are.

And I’ll tell you further, I don’t know why local real estate interests ganged up on the mostly harmless Panhandle Bandshell, but they did, oh well. So that’s the background.

These days, the Eye of Sauron has fixed its gaze upon the east end, upon the McKinley Statue. It wants “period-appropriate fencing” around the whole deal, like this:

As you might remember, there was a big push for The Fence last year, detailed here.

But if you’re trying to get popular support for an iron fence, you have to leave the graffiti on and not even try to clean things up until you get your goddam fence, right?

So the above shows how things looked in the autumn of 2013. I allege that the people who wanted (and still want!) the fence decided to not clean things up in order to better make the case for the fence.

Anywho, the fence concept got put on the back burner late last year, obvs, so this is how the statue looks these days, more or less:

On It Goes…

 

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2 Responses to “Here’s the Proof that the Real Estate Interests of the 94117 Have Given Up on the Mickinley Statue Fence in the Panhandle”

  1. Einstein says:

    Solution: Swathe it in bubble wrap and place it in storage, next to the stature of king Carlos III, the king of Spain when San Francisco was founded. The city refuses to display it. McKinley’s statue is a memorial to US aggression in Latin America.

  2. Rkeezy says:

    Unless the people who want the fence are also the ones leaving the graffiti, then I’m not sure if it matters if they cleaned it up once or a thousand times. Probably should spend a little more time laying blame at the feet of the people defacing public property. i.e. It’s because of them we can’t have nice things!

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