Sunday, June 16, 2013

former San Francisco Stock Exchange, Exterior Sculptures

former San Francisco Stock Exchange

The final art works for the former Stock Exchange building (Miller & Pflueger, 1929-30), two large pylons place at either end of the Pine Street façade, were completed by Ralph Stackpole.

former San Francisco Stock Exchange

The gray Yosemite granite pylons, one depicting male figures, the other female figures, were unveiled on New Year's Eve 1932. Stackpole, Timothy Pfluger, and Angelo Rossi (Mayor of San Francisco) took part in the unveiling ceremony.

former San Francisco Stock Exchange

Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger, by Therese Poletti, photography by Tom Paiva, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2008

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