Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ocean beach

Ocean beach is more than just a simple tourist distention, it has a rich culture and back ground. This beach played an important role in helping get America back on its feet after the depression. Artist were employed to help create the beautiful art work that is seen in the beach chalet. What is now viewed as a tourist attraction, was once an important part of American history, in helping get out of the depression.
            This site is historically significant in many ways; one main way that it is significant is getting tourists to come. This amazing beach and building became a huge attraction for the city of San Francisco. Ocean beach become another reasons for people to come in to the city and spend money. This was exactly what the economy needed to that time, for the unemployed to become employed and also for people to spend money. This was a great way to attract people to come and visit who actually had the money to spend. Also by creating ocean beach and the beach chalet, there was a new need for transportation to this new cite. Build new transportation to this cite was a good way to boots the economy during this depression state.
            Another main reason that ocean beach and the beach chalet were important historically was how it employed artist. The fact that artist were being able to show case their great works was very significant. We can still go there today and look at these amazing pieces of art. They are like a view in to the past of the lifestyle and way the people of that time lived. This is very important that the artist of that time could be immortalized in this building. Some of these artist would never have been given this opportunity to get there work known if it was not for this WPA program.
            The WPA contributed greatly to the culture of San Francisco by funding a lot of new artwork. San Francisco was already known to be a beautiful city now it was also a place to come see beautiful and unique artwork. The WPA funded artwork like the murals at the beach chalet, are a representation of the culture at this time period. They give people an idea who comes to visit today what the rich lived like back then.
            The signage at Ocean beach created a sense of place by letting people know where they were. The sings indicted things like what direction to go in and also what times people can be on the beach. In the beach chalet the sing helped explain whom the artist was of the murals and what years they were create. Without out these signage systems which give the visitor information, so people could understand what they are looking at or where to go. I was very interested by all the murals sprawled out over the walls. I love how they made this whole building a giant work of art.
            Ocean beach and the beach chalet are very important to the history of San Francisco and its culture. It brought a new life of art to the city, which in turn brought a whole new group of tourist. This project was a great help in getting the city out of the depression and getting people back to work, and show casing some great artist.

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