Client: San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department
Fulton Playground, San Francisco, California
Background and Issue
The Fulton Playground was in need of repair and updating. At first, the plan was to demolish the existing clubhouse and build a new one. However, a cultural resource evaluation (completed by others) found that it was historic and eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The foundation of the clubhouse was failing, with one corner visibly sinking into the poor soils. The building was located next to the property line and there was no way to repair the foundations in place. Therefore, the building was temporary moved to the playground, a new foundation was constructed, and the building was moved back to its original location.
We reviewed the drawings and specifications as during development, to ensure compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. For critical historic elements, like the window and door restoration, stucco repairs, and historic materials protection, we provided the specifications. During construction we observed the work to ensure that it met the preservation goals.
Heidi Y. Granke was the consulting preservation architect for this project while at Architectural Resources Group. Lead architect was the City of San Francisco, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Architecture