Posts Tagged ‘Swastikas’

The Old-Time Swastikas of SoMA – What You Can See at Fifth and Mission by the Old Mint

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Here’s an old-time right-facing swastika sitting on the corner of 5th and Mission, plain as day, right across the street from the San Francisco Chronicle Building. The metal fencing you can see has been there since 1874 or thereabouts, when the Old Mintthat Granite Female, went up.

This shows exactly where these symbols are, and this shows a close-up.

Here’s the scene:

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Some of these end caps are missing. Do you think they’ll ever be replaced?

Probably not.