San Francisco Reveals Design For Jerry Garcia Commemorative Plaque

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first_imgFew people are as tied to the San Francisco music scene as the great Jerry Garcia. With the resurgence of the Grateful Dead in recent years, it’s no surprise that the city wants to install commemorative plaques near where Garcia grew up, recognizing his role in both music and San Francisco history.The plaques were initially conceived in July of 2014, but discussions over designs, waiver fees, and more stalled the project. However, the design has finally been settled, combining a famous photo of Garcia from Rolling Stone Magazine and an image of Garcia’s house from his childhood days in the Excelsior District.Check out the commemorative plaque, designed by Beth Byrne, below:According to the report in the San Francisco Examiner, the plaque will be placed near two of Garcia’s childhood homes, one with his parents on Amazon Ave. and the other on Harrington Street. A handful of hurdles still need to be cleared, including the selection of the specific 3′ by 3′ sidewalk area for each plaque. City officials believe this will be completed in August, a significant month for fans of Jerry Garcia.District Supervisor John Alavos is spearheading the project, and wants to get it done before his term ends in December. In the article, he says, “What a long strange trip it’s been.”last_img

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