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San Francisco Landmark #179: Beach Chalet
29 March 2002
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San Francisco Landmark #179
Beach Chalet
1000 Great Highway
Built 1925

The Beach Chalet is situated near the Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park. It was designed by Willis Polk and opened in 1925 with a lounge and changing rooms on the first floor and a restaurant on the second floor. The murals, mosaics and wood carvings were executed a decade later during the Great Depression, funded by President Franklin Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA) economic stimulus.

Today the Beach Chalet is a good place to relax with a microbrew and fish and chips after exploring Golden Gate Park or walking on Ocean Beach.

For more information about the murals and the WPA, please see National Register Listing 81000172.

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