In order to make way for the 400 foot residential tower that’s getting ready to rise at 340 Fremont Street, the two former maritime union halls at 340 and 350 Fremont Street will need to be razed.
And as a condition of approval for the two historical halls to be demolished, the developer will include interpretative displays on the history of Maritime Unions on Rincon Hill as part of the project.
The details and designs for the proposed exterior and interior displays:
As designed by Page & Turnbull and Handel Architects (Project Architects), the interpretative display includes a series of interpretative panels located on the exterior within the mid‐block public passage and an interpretative video kiosk located within the interior off of the main public lobby.
On the exterior, the interpretative display would be located along the mid‐block public passage and would be demarcated with a 18” by 18” bronze case plaque. The exhibit includes six panels (each measuring approximately 3‐ft by 2‐ft) located on a corten steel pedestal, and imprinted with images and texts.
The exterior interpretative exhibit includes a salvaged flagpole, which would be located at the end of the mid-block public passage and mounted with banners of the union crests.
A stainless steel video kiosk designed to mimic the existing job board within the union hall at 350 Fremont Street will be located within a small viewing room off of the residential lobby of the new tower with a looping video presentation of the area’s history.
The designs for the exterior and interior displays will be presented to San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission for approval tomorrow.
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