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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

CANCELLED/RELOCATED - Youth Speaks Unified District Poetry Slam
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 9:00 am
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Toddler Tales
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, Children's Storytelling Rm - 2nd Fl
Toddler Tales and Playtime
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 11:00 am
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Healthier Living
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Learning Studio
Job Seekers' Drop-In
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Meditation Group
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center

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Current Exhibits

The Heart of the City Farmers' Market
Through Friday, June 30, 2017
Main Library, Business, Science & Technology
Still Here
Through Thursday, May 4, 2017
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space
Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, May 25, 2017
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center

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