San Francisco Public Library
Español中文

From Steel to Wheels

2/23/13 - 4/25/2013

Potrero

Potrero General Floor Area

1616 20th Street

The San Francisco Public Library Potrero Branch and Farley's Coffee, in partnership with a guest curator, will host exhibitions dedicated to one of Potrero Hill's few remaining examples of industrial architecture: the Cor-o-van moving company's structures at 16th, 17th and Mississippi Streets in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. The metal and brick structures currently occupied by the Cor-o-van company once housed the largest steel-producing factory on the West Coast, and they are associated with the construction of  some of the most significant turn-of-the-century and early 20th century construction. Through text, historical photographs, and contemporary art, this exhibition will shed light on significant but under-examined aspects of Potrero Hill's industrial past while envisioning the possibilities of the its future.

Reception - February 23, 2013

Potrero Branch - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Poetry Out Loud (POL) Poetry Performance Competition
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Job Seekers' Drop-In
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab - 5th Fl
Book Club
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Library for the Blind

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Girls Who Code
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 am
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Growing Readers - Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Screen Time
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 am
Noe Valley, Noe Valley Meeting Room

More related classes

Current Exhibits

Tibetan Portraits:2007~2010
Through Thursday, March 3, 2016
Main Library, Chinese Center
Moving Art House Exhibit
Through Thursday, March 31, 2016
Portola, Portola General Floor Area
Selected Works from the Collection of TALL
Through Thursday, March 3, 2016
Main Library, General Collections

More related exhibits