Digital Object Record

GloPAD ID 1003901
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Digital Object Title Preliminary Study of War Memorial Court
Component Associated Performing Art Ballet, Opera, European
Component Architecture designs and plans
Production 1931Nov11, San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Municipal Band, Battle Hymn of the Republic
Component Activity Date Unknown
Component Associated Location San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Component Represented Language English
Date Object Created 1920 - 1929
Date Object Destroyed Unknown
Object Dimensions 10.5 x 8 x 0 in
Component Notes This architectural sketch was created during the 1920's, as San Francisco's War Memorial buildings were being planned. The Veteran's Building (current home of the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, as of 2005) can be seen at the left, and the Opera House (home of the San Francisco Ballet and Opera) is to the right. Although its orientation to City Hall (seen at the center of the picture, across Van Ness Avenue) remains the same, and the gate (seen just beyond the fountain) was built as conceptualized here, the court and buildings turned out rather differently. The building exteriors were finished with less ornamentation, and rather than steps, statues, a pool with fountain in the central court, there is a grassy lawn. The extra decoration and water features were traded in the budget, ultimately, for extra interior space within the buildings. SFPALM
Source Object
Repository of Source Object San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Repository Assigned ID Sfp0078
Rights and Ordering Information- to reproduce or order a copy of this digital object
Credit Line Courtesy of [Collection name], San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum.
Ordering Information Contact San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, reference@sfpalm.org.