Or I suppose they’re really called “suction” hydrants:
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Here’s your Before Picture from this AM, before Supervisor Eric Mar turned on the fountains.
Is this Tiger vs. Serpent? Click to expand
There he is, our District 1 Supe working the crowd:
RPD Director Phil Ginsburg was the emcee today:
…while a Barn Owl from the Cal Academy (they have an aviary outside – didn’t know that) ate a nice brunch of dead mice:
So, here’s your After Picture of the Rideout Fountain burbling away:
After six years, the fountains are back. Enjoy.
Leadership elements San Francisco’s backwards-named Rec and Park (where they probably call macaroni and cheese cheese and macaroni) have just announced a small celebration for the 110th anniversary of the Music Concourse as well the refurbished concourse water fountains.
And Kamala Kelkar has a bit this AM as well.
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“A few months ago, we started a renovation project on the four historic fountains at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park with the ultimate goal of turning on the fountains for the first time in six years.
The job is complete, thanks to $1.1 million from the state’s Prop 40 fund and about $400,000 from our Open Space reserves.
The project comes on the heels of a larger renovation of the entire Music Concourse area that eliminated three acres of paving, created a more pedestrian-friendly space and historically restored the concourse. The Spreckels Temple of Music was re-roofed and its decorative stone features were rejuvenated. New site furnishings, including light fixtures, bike racks, drinking fountains, historic touches, interpretive signs and trash receptacles were also added.
In all, the Music Concourse received more than $12 million from the state, Open Space reserves and $75,000 from Partners in Preservation Grant.
With the renovations of thede Young Museum and the Academy of Sciences also complete, the Music Concourse is now what everyone envisioned: a beautiful, welcoming plaza area that is teeming with activity throughout the week.
These days it’s famous for its Marketplace, but the Ferry Building once was known as one of the tallest buildings in San Francisco (second only to Central Tower, aka the Call Building, aka the Spreckels Building).
My, how things have changed.
Look for it on the left side, at the foot of Market Street. Click to expand.