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The General Harrison

The General Harrison  The remains of the gold rush supply ship, the  General Harrison, lie beneath this building. The  sidewalk treatment reminds us that Clay Street  was once a wharf at the edge of ...

The General Harrison 

The remains of the gold rush supply ship, the 
General Harrison, lie beneath this building. The 
sidewalk treatment reminds us that Clay Street 
was once a wharf at the edge of San Francisco Bay 
with tidal mud flats to the north, and in 1850 ships 
like the General Harrison were moored alongside 
and used as storehouses. The sculpture on the 
building was inspired by the waterline shape 
frames and planking of the ship. 

The Sidewalk was designed by Topher Delaney and the ship sculpture 
Dy Curtis Hollenback and Topher Delaney. They were contributed by 
Gub Quarters under the City of San Francisco percent for art 
program .
 

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