Public Sculptures by Michael Manwaring seen at Embarcadero, San Francisco - Historic and Interpretive Signage Project

Historic and Interpretive Signage Project

Historian Nancy Leigh Olmstead and artist Michael Manwaring collaborated in 1996 on this interpretive signage program that covers 2.5 miles of San Francisco's Embarcadero waterfront.

The series features 22 13-foot-high metal, black-and-white-striped pylons and multiple bronze plaques that are imprinted with photographs, stories, poetry and drawings explaining the waterfront’s historical significance.