Walter, S. Johnson, Park, Palace of Fine Arts
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Plaque describes renovation of the park
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Walter S. Johnson Park, Palace of Fine Arts
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The park was originally built as part of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. The site fell into disrepair and was used as an Army motor pool from 1941 to 1947. State of California appropriated $2 million in 1965 for restoration, and financier Walter Johnson contributed an additional $2 million in 1967. In 2005 the ugly cyclone fence was finally torn down.


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The restored park as it appears today
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The restored park as it appears today


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Classic women looking down into boxes
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Classic women looking down into boxes


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Classic woman looking down into a box
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Classic woman looking down into a box


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Classic columns litter the park
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Classic columns litter the park


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Six-packed men guard the main dome
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Six-packed men guard the main dome


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Foliage surrounds the dome and columns
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Foliage surrounds the dome and columns


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Urns tastefully placed along the heights
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Urns tastefully placed along the heights


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Urns shown in context to the dome
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Urns shown in context to the dome


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Angels guard the inside of the dome
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Angels guard the inside of the dome


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Looking up inside the dome
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Looking up inside the dome


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Photographer shoots woman under the dome
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Photographer shoots woman under the dome


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Looking out from the dome toward Marina District
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Looking out from the dome toward Marina District


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Detail of the handle of an urn
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Detail of the handle of an urn


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Bas-relief women cavort on a large planter
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Bas-relief women cavort on a large planter


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Bas-relief women cavort on a large planter in background
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Bas-relief women cavort on a large planter in background


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Urn inside
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Urn inside


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Bicycle passes with Exploratorium wall behind
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Bicycle passes with Exploratorium wall behind


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Plaster women look down
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Plaster women look down


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Large door in wall, with Exploratorium behind
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Large door in wall, with Exploratorium behind


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Bushes on the north side of the dome
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Bushes on the north side of the dome


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A fountain amid duck on the pond
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A fountain amid duck on the pond


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As recently as 2005 cyclone fenced off, now open
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As recently as 2005 cyclone fenced off, now open


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