"Portals of the Past"

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This portico was one of the only structures still standing in Nob Hill following the 1906 earthquake. It was the entranceway to a mansion -- the rest of which was completely leveled.

The mansion belonged to A.N. Towne's mansion, then Vice President of Southern Pacific. In 1909 his widow donated the portico to the city of San Francisco in memory of her husband. Mayor James Phelan to Park Superintendent John McLaren who placed it in its current location.

It was named "Portals of the Past" after a quote by poet Charles Kellogg Field describing the forward-looking nature of San Franciscans.

The San Francisco Arts Commission contracted Architectural Resources Group to restore the monument in 2008, which included recreating a missing columns and repairing the column's capitals.

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On the west side of Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park

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