Posted 5 years ago
Inside the base of Coit Tower in San Francisco are a bunch of murals painted as part of the PWAP (Public Works of Art Project) in 1934, just a year after the Tower was finished. the PWAP was one of many New Deal programs that financed art projects.
This two-part mural was painted by William Hesthal. The two parts are separated by a window. The description, which I included in the pictures, says:
"Seen here are the symbols of transportation commerce in the 1930s: trains and boats. On the left, a train prepares to depart while a signalman watches and waits. Behind the boat is the Third Street Bridge at China Basin, completed in 1933."
Part of my excursion to Coit Tower.