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Basic InfoEdit

Washington Square
Washington Square, North Beach
Location North Beach
600 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94133
Size 2.26 acres
Amenities Public restroom, Handicap accessible
Landmarks Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

Washington Square Park is located in the heart of North Beach, San Francisco's Little Italy, and can be found between Union St and Filbet St, as well as Columbus Av and Stockton St, the space provides a small green oasis for locals and tourists visiting the area. The northern most side is bordered by Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Sts. Peter and Paul Church


HistoryEdit

One of San Francisco's three original parks, established around 1847, the square's current layout was designed by architect Lawrence Halprin in the late 1950s.

Significant eventsEdit

StatuesEdit

Volunteer Fire Department Statue

A Volunteer Fire Department Statue at the north west corner of Washington Square, along Columbus Avenue, was built using funds bequeathed to San Francisco by Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a life long admirer of fire fighters. The monument is commemorating the volunteer fire department of San Francisco. The department was used from 1849-1866. The monument was erected in 1933. It consists on three bronze fire fighters (one with a hose).


ActivitiesEdit

Tai Chi in Washington Square

Tai Chi is a common activity seen

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