Photos of hidden features of endangered Metro of San Francisco

posted by HowardBHaas on November 8, 2006 at 4:35 am

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — There was news that the Metro Theatre of San Francisco was closing.

The Metro’s original neoclassical design of 1924 was quite different from the Art Deco renovation it received in 1941 from architect Timothy Pflueger.

Gary Parks posted that he was one of the historic advisors for the 1998 rehab, which restored the 1941 Art Deco murals in the auditorium, and returned the lobby to its original 1924 design. Gary offered to share photos he took of original 1924 columns which are hidden in the auditorium behind the 1941 murals, and of 1941 Art Deco design that’s no longer visible in the lobby.

Gary sent me a CD of his photos so that I can post them on my flickr gallery and link it, starting with this photo that he included with his own photos.

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