Archive | July 2015

Hidden Garden Steps: Onsite and Online

Continuing our efforts to keep the Hidden Garden Steps accessible to onsite (16th Avenue, between Kirkham and Lawton streets in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset District) as well as online visitors, we now have a short video providing a virtual walk up the Steps.

Those interested in a more high-resolution view of the Steps online can continue to access the website virtual-photographic tour prepared by Steps webmaster Liz McLoughlin and photographer Gilbert Johnson, who were among the organizing committee members who helped bring the project to fruition between January 2010 and December 2013 under the auspices of the San Francisco Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Department of Public Works. Gilbert’s wonderful high-quality photographs and Liz’s links to those photos will continue to be added to the Hidden Garden Steps website as the two of them move toward completing that online project.

Liz is also continuing to collect, edit, and post the backstories from the more than 600 donors whose names appear in the tiles that project artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher wove into the entire mosaic.

For more information about ongoing Hidden Garden Steps activities (including monthly clean-ups), please contact site stewards Paul Signorelli and Licia Wells at