PETER MACCHIARINI STEPS
Honoring a San Francisco Legend
The 1100 Block of Kearny
Bordering the infamous 19th century Barbary Coast
neighborhood of Sydney Town (bound by Kearny,
Sansome, Green and Broadway), these steps were
renamed in honor of Itailian-American, modernist
jeweler and sculptor Peter Macchiarini in 2001.
Macchiarini lived on these steps in was on of
the city's very first live/work artist cooperatives,
beginning an illustrious career as a sculptor before
moving his studio to upper Grant Avenue in 1948
where it remains as a legacy business to this day.