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While most of the exposition was demolished when the exposition ended, the Palace was so beloved that a Palace Preservation League, founded by Phoebe Apperson Hearstwas founded while the fair was still in progress. From to the exhibition hall was home to eighteen lighted tennis courts.
During World War II it was requisitioned by the military for storage of trucks and jeeps. At the end of the war, when the United Nations was created in San Francisco, limousines used by the world's statesmen came from a motor pool there. From on the hall was put to various uses: Originally intended to only stand for the duration of the Exhibition, the colonnade and rotunda were not built of durable materials, and thus framed in wood and then covered with staffa mixture of plaster and burlap -type fiber.
As a result of the construction and vandalism, by the s the simulated ruin was in fact a crumbling ruin. The buildings were then reconstructed in permanent, light-weight, poured-in-place concrete, and steel I-beams were hoisted into place for the dome of the rotunda.
All the decorations and sculpture were constructed anew. The only changes were the absence of the murals in the dome, two end pylons of the colonnade, and the original ornamentation of the exhibit hall.
Inthe former Exhibit Hall became home to the Exploratorium interactive museum, and, inalso became the home of the seat Palace of Fine Arts Theater. In Januarythe Exploratorium closed in preparation for its permanent move to the Embarcadero. Today, Australian eucalyptus trees fringe the eastern shore of the lagoon.
Many forms of wildlife have made their home there including swansducks particularly migrating fowlgeeseturtlesfrogsand raccoons. Panoramic view Palace of Fine Arts: Ornamentation includes Bruno Louis Zimm 's three repeating panels around the entablature of the rotunda, representing "The Struggle for the Beautiful", symbolizing Greek culture.
Four depicted the conception and birth of Art, "its commitment to the Earth, its progress and acceptance by the human intellect," and the four "golds" of California poppies, citrus fruits, metallic gold, and wheat.
Swift and was transported by barge down the Bay to Belmont, California where it stands to this day. The Ohio building was shipped to San Mateo County, where it survived until the s. Although not built on the exhibition grounds, the only other structure from it still standing in its original location is the San Francisco Civic Auditorium, known now as the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
At the close of the exposition, the French government granted Alma Spreckels permission to construct a permanent replica of the French Pavilion, but World War I delayed the groundbreaking until Episode I — The Phantom Menace Set along the ocean, with rolling hills and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States and the jewel of Northern California.
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