"History of Bayview"

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From left to right, these panels tell the history of Bayview:

Beginning in black-and-white grasslands, slaughterhouses and meat packaging plants first sparked Bayview's economy in the 1800s. Industrialization followed and 20th century shipbuilding kept driving the area's urbanization. The Opera House in the middle panel is the Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre at 4705 Third Street. It's the oldest theater in the city and a registered historical landmark.

Color lights up the following panels depicting Sam Jordan's bar and protests in support of equality and environmental policy. Sam Jordan was a boxer best known as "Singing Sam" because he would sing before and after his fights. He opened his bar on 3rd Street in 1959 where, for more than four decades neighborhood regulars and city leaders would drop by on their way to or from Candlestick Park nearby.

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San Francisco Arts Commission
Location

1588 Palou Avenue, just past 3rd Street

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