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San Francisco Landmark #179: Beach Chalet
29 March 2002
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San Francisco Landmark #179
Beach Chalet
1000 Great Highway
Built 1925

The Beach Chalet is situated near the Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park. It was designed by Willis Polk and opened in 1925 with a lounge and changing rooms on the first floor and a restaurant on the second floor. The murals, mosaics and wood carvings were executed a decade later during the Great Depression, funded by President Franklin Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration economic stimulus.

Today the Beach Chalet is a good place to relax with a microbrew and fish and chips after exploring Golden Gate Park or walking on Ocean Beach.

For more information about the Beach Chalet, please see National Register Listing 81000172.

Willis Polk

Some buildings designed by Willis Polk:

  • c1890: Eli Sheppard House, 3203 Pacific Avenue
  • 1891: Horatio Livermore House, 40 Florence Street
  • 1891: Batten House, 116 Cherry Street
  • 1892: Williams-Polk House, 1013-1019 Vallejo Street
  • 1892: House at 3203 Pacific Avenue (Remodel)
  • 1893: Valentine Rey House, Belvedere
  • 1894: George W. Gibbs House, 2622 Jackson
  • 1894: William Joliffe House, 2015 Pacific Avenue
  • 1897: William Bourn Mansion, 2550 Webster Street
  • 1898: Wheeler House
  • 1900: Fanny Osborne House, 2319-23 Hyde Street
  • 1900: Albert Ehrman House, 2880 Broadway
  • c1900: Barreda House (Remodel), 2139-41 Buchanan Street
  • 1900: Atkinson-Escher House (Remodel), 1032 Broadway
  • 1900: Lloyd Osborne House, 1100 Lombard Street
  • 1900: One Lombard Street
  • 1900: Wilson Building: 973-977 Market Street
  • 1901: McCullagh-Jones House, Los Gatos
  • 1903: Merchants' Exchange Building, 465 California Street
  • 1904: All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1350 Waller Street
  • 1905-1909: Jessie Street Substation (Remodel), 220 Jessie Street
  • 1906: Flood Mansion (Reconstruction), 1000 California Street
  • 1906: Mills Building (Reconstruction), 220 Montgomery Street
  • 1906: Alvinza Hayward Building (Reconstruction), 400 Montgomery Street
  • 1907: Seldon S. Wright House, 950 Lombard Street
  • 1908: Path of Gold Light Standard, Market
  • 1912: Alice Griffith House, 2820 Pacific Avenue
  • 1912: Merced Manor Reservoir, Sloat Boulevard Between 22nd and 23rd Avenues
  • 1913: S. L. Napthaly House, 2960 Broadway
  • 1913: Insurance Exchange Building, 433 California Street
  • 1913: House at 2880 Broadway
  • 1913: Catherine Hooker House, 3277 Pacific Avenue
  • 1914: Hobart Building, 582 Market Street
  • 1914: Houses at 1-7 Russian Hill Place
  • 1914: Russian Hill Crest Double Access Ramp, Intersection of Vallejo and Jones Streets
  • 1914: Seacliff House #1, 9 Scenic Way
  • 1914: Seacliff House #2, 25 Scenic Way
  • 1914: Seacliff House #3, 45 Scenic Way
  • 1915: Carolands, Hillsborough
  • 1915: Tobin House, 1969 California Street
  • 1916: House at 2233 Lyon
  • 1917: House at 2840 Broadway
  • 1917: Four Townhouses, 831-849 Mason Street
  • 1917: Hallidie Building, 130 Sutter Street
  • 1920: House at 2255 Lyon Street
  • 1922: San Francisco Water Department, 425 Mason Street
  • 1923: Women's City Club Building
  • 1925: Beach Chalet, 1000 Great Highway
  • 1925: Filoli, Woodside
  • 1928: St. Francis Yacht Club
  • 1929: House at 3450 Washington Street
  • 1932: New College of California, 42-58 Fell Street

San Francisco Landmarks in Golden Gate Park:

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