SF Rec and Park to Make New Breon Gate in Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) began to repair and clean the Breon Gate, the grand entrance to Golden Gate Park located at the intersection of Lincoln Way and 19th Ave starting today.  The work is expected to last for about a week.

The main objective of this project is to clean the Gate in a safe and efficient manner without damaging the historical finish of the stone.  In order to do so, the project requires painters, laborers, arborist and heavy equipment staff from RPD to work on the Gate.  MTA and CalTrans have been notified for traffic safety purposes.

The Breon Gate was a gift from San Francisco philanthropist Christine Breon, wife of Paul Breon, Sr, a local produce merchant.  The gate was designed and constructed by John D. McGilvray, a Scottish granite businessman who moved to San Francisco in 1893.  The gate was dedicated in August 1923, and eventually became the entrance of Golden Gate Park and the gate path which leads to Golden Gate Bridge.

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