Gallery Paule Anglim
Here you’ll find marquee names like Tony Oursler, whose video projections of distorted faces grumble and squeak in the corner, but works...
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A true San Francisco survivor, the Palace opened in 1875, but was gutted during the 1906 earthquake. Opera star Enrico Caruso was jolted...
Get the scoop on the SF cocktail scene at this new speakeasy in the basement of the historic Hearst newspaper building. Lighting is so...
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Lotta's Fountain information
Lotta Crabtree made a fortune as San Francisco's diminutive opera diva, and never forgot the city that paid for her trademark cigars. In 1875 she donated this cast-metal spigot fountain (thrice her size) to San Francisco. Her gift came in mighty handy during the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire, when it became downtown's sole water source – corrupt officials had pocketed funds to hook up fire hydrants. Descendants of 1906 earthquake survivors meet here each April 18 at 5:12am for rousing sing-a-longs.