RARE Vintage Porcelain 1930’s Sign San Francisco Water Department Pulgas Temple
This porcelain sign advertising the San Francisco Water Department measures 9″ x 13″ and weighs about 1 1/2 pounds. The design is the Pulgas Water Temple. The background color is orangish yellow. The lettering is dark green. The lettering and temple are slightly raised (you can feel it with your fingertips). I do not know where it would have originally hung, but I do know that I have searched the internet and cannot find another one! Nor can I find photos of this SIGN anywhere, but photos of the Pulgas Water Temple are on the internet. Note: On the internet you will see different addresses for this temple site… Redwood City and Woodside… 56, 80, and 86 Canada Road!!!! The San Francisco Water Department (those wordings) was created March 3, 1930, under the Board of Public Works. The Pulgas (meaning “flea”) Water Temple with its Greek and Roman design was designed by architect William Merchant and built in 1938 (replacing the 1934 temporary structure). The temple was built to celebrate the completion of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and aqueduct across the California central valley to the Crystal Springs Reservoir. The Pulgas Water Temple was built by and maintained by the San Francisco Water District. Note: When you google Pulgas Water Temple you’ll find Redwood City OR Woodside, California as it’s location, but I called, and it. Is actually part of the city of San Mateo (but is due west of Redwood City). It is at the southeastern edge of the Crystal Springs Reservoir and can be reached from I-280 off Edgewood Road. The sign naturally shows signs of wear… Scratches, chipping of the porcelain, stains, and rust. Zoom in on the photos to examine the piece thoroughly. The grommets are original and appear to be brass. The item “RARE Vintage Porcelain 1930’s Sign San Francisco Water Department Pulgas Temple” is in sale since Tuesday, August 08, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\1930-69″. The seller is “cowboywest” and is located in Sparks, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.