“Saint Francis de la Varenne”

Photo by ArtAround. Posted May 2015.
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This statue was carved in Paris between 1926-1928, where it stayed in a warehouse for 27 years before friends of the sculptor brought it to San Francisco in 1955. Originally it was placed at the Church of St. Francis in North Beach, but six years later it was moved to Oakland because its placement at the church was controversial. It was later moved to its current location in 1962 when the San Francisco Bay Area Longshoremen’s Memorial Association proposed a permanent location on their grounds.

It's co-owned by the San Francisco Bay Area Longshoreman’s Memorial Association and the Warehousemen’s Union.

Fun Fact! The statue stands 17 feet tall and weighs 20 tons.

Location

400 North Point Street, in the parking lot at the corner of Beach and Taylor

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