Every Wednesday at 11.00am in the San Francisco Calendar, one can enjoy – for free – a guided tour of the Coit Tower Murals. Located at 1 Telegraph Hill, the history of Coit Tower is quite fascinating. By touring the tower one can learn about both its history and its controversy, most notably via the murals that were commissioned at the start of the New Deal in the 1930s. This was engineered in an effort to help artists go back to their paintings. Some of today’s contemporary art history grew out of that.
Some of the works of art that are depicted in the murals perfectly complement San Francisco’s own monument to Lillie Hitchcock Coit. So for those interested in art history and the Coit Tower, the tours on Sunday and Wednesdays led by Chris Torres should be put on their San Francisco calendar.