High on a Hill: Coit Tower Murals
The ground level of Coit Tower features captivating murals by 25 artists in the style of social realism embodied by the work of Diego Rivera. The murals, paid for with New Deal funds, depict scenes from the Great Depression in Northern California. They were considered so controversial during the City's labor strife in the 1930s that the opening of the tower was delayed by City officials for several months.

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