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Hidden Garden Steps

Hidden Garden Steps





16th. Ave between Lawton St. & Kirkham St.,
San Francisco,


148 steps


Collaborative work by

Aileen Barr &
Colette Crutcher



News Media:

Colette Crutcher and Aileen Barr designed and fabricated the decorative tiles. A grass-roots fundraising effort financed this project and community members participated in mosaic workshops


The project’s largest element—a salamander—extends up 26 steps and exploits the curved structure of the staircase.


The donor-chosen texts included in the tiles, honor families, friends, wives, husbands, parents, children, pets, causes, births, deaths … whatever was dear to the donor’s heart.

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