Why are two German writers memorialized in Golden Gate Park? As part of our series of podcasts commemorating the Park's 150th Anniversary, we uncover the statue's origins as a cultural landmark.
- May 9, 2020
pictured:Golden Gate Park, circa 1910
Goethe and Schiller statue on original location on Music Concourse. Two carriages with passengers. It was installed with donations from the German community on the west side of the Music Concourse, (current site of the De Young Museum Sculpture Garden) on August 11, 1901. It would be moved to the current east side of the Concourse in the early 1920s.
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Today's Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences features the latest state-of-the-art digital technology. But when the Morrison Planetarium was built in 1952, it featured an optical star projector. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Mar 6, 2020)