Vedanta Society

Notable Building in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Meandering the Marina, you'll pass Mexican-inspired art deco buildings, Victorian mansions, generic bay-windowed boxes – and, hello, what's this? A riotous 1905 mishmash of architectural styles, with red turrets representing major world religions and the Hindu-inspired Vedanta Society's organizing principle: 'the oneness of existence.' The society founded a new temple in 1959, but its original architectural conundrum remains – the only thing missing is a finger pointing at the moon.