Thursday, May 13, 2010

Marine Firemens Union SoMa


Marine Firemens Union SoMa, originally uploaded by deanv41.

The fast-fading labor history of South of Market is wonderfully displayed here on the facade of the Marine Firemens Union on 2nd Street. It is a beautiful piece that is in the style of the muralists of the 1930s WPA. Not much shipping comes in and out of San Francisco anymore, as Oakland has taken that role in the Bay Area. The City still shows off the legacy of these very hard working men and is hopefully well protected from the ever encroaching residential towers all around it.

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