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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1936/00/00 US Army Corps of Engineers Architect The Army Corps of Engineers begins constructing a concrete aircraft hangar to be used, at first, as the arts pavilion for the Golden Gate International Exposition.
1938/07/00 As a "non-Expositional in character," structure, Building 3 is mostly completed in the Art Moderne style as the Palace of Fine Arts for Golden Gate International Exposition. Additional work will be done in October.
1939/00/00 Dorothy Liebes Director of the Decorative Arts Division Director of the Decorative Arts Division, Dorothy Liebes, and Assistant Director Shepard Vogelgesang jointly design the interior the art pavilion. Due to the hangar's massive rectangular space, planning for the interior is challenging. Golden Gate International Exposition
1939/03/00 The Palace of Arts host over $20 million in artwork ranging from Gothic tapestries and Renaissance sculptures to contemporary paintings, pottery and furniture designs. The 25 cent admission includes free lectures and guides to the galleries. Golden Gate International Exposition
1939/03/00 The Native Daughters of the Golden West raise money to restore "The Pioneer Mother Monument" and exhibit it at the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. Pioneer Mother Monument (sculpture) Golden Gate International Exposition
1940/04/15 Timothy L Pflueger Art Advisor By letter, Timothy Pflueger outlines the scope of a project and Diego Rivera's compensation for a mural to be painted at the Art in Action exhibit. Here patrons can view artists at work at bookbinding, weaving, pottery-making, painting and metal work. Golden Gate International Exposition
1940/09/00 Diego Rivera Artist Diego Rivera paints the Pan Am Unity fresco mural in the Art in Action section of the Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts. The mural is now located at the City College of San Francisco. Golden Gate International Exposition
1940/12/01 Three months after the GGIE closes, about 100,000 visitors in 32,000 automobiles arrive at Treasure Island to see Rivera's completed "Pan American Unity" mural.

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Particulars for Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts, Treasure Island:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Aviation, Air-related
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Historic Use Fair
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Moderne
Historic Use Naval Facility



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 26th February 2008

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts, Treasure Island
Registry Address: SE Side of California Ave. between Avenue F and Avenue I
Registry Number: 08000083
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Federal
Architect: Day, William Peyton; Kehlham, George William
Architectural Style: Moderne
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment-recreation
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1938
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade, Defense, Transportation, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Business, Air-related, Fair, Naval facility
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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