A significant work of city-owned midcentury mosaic art by Anthony Stellon is currently locked up in the gardening area in the northeast corner of Franklin Square. The state of the mosaic is extreme disrepair, and funds are urgently needed to restore or at least temporarily preserve the mosaic. Read a fascinating report about the mosaic and its history here (1.3 MB PDF file), and see below for more information on how to help make this installation a reality.
In July of 2010, Friends of Franklin Square hosted a fascinating talk by mosaic expert Lilian Sizemore (read Lillian’s blog post here). This well attended event kicked off a new phase in the mosaic’s restoration effort and generated renewed interest in the mosaic community and among the public to see this beautiful piece re-installed.
Friends of Franklin Square is in the process of raising funds for the restoration and installation of the mosaic. Please donate to this project now! If you make a donation greater than $50, we will send you a copy of Lillian’s “A Guide to Mosaic Sites: San Francisco”, a full-color booklet with maps of many mosaic sites around the City.
If you have fundraising skills or interests, please contact us at friendsoffranklinsquare [at] gmail [dot] com.