San Francisco artist launches Market Street Railway Mural preservation fundraiser

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A well-known San Francisco mural, considered an artistic record of the past and future, needs your help. (KGO-TV)

A well-known San Francisco mural, considered an artistic record of the past and future, needs your help.

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A fundraiser has been launched to repair the Market Street Railway Mural.

The artwork is on the side of a privately owned building on Church and 15th Streets just off Market Street.

Completed in 2003, it's an 180-degree, bird's eye view of Market St.

Each vertical section showcases a different moment in history, dating back to the 1920's.

VIDEO: Artist Mona Caron takes you on a tour of the San Francisco Market Railway Mural
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San Francisco artist Mona Caron talks about the iconic Market Railway Mural and how you can help preserve it.



One slice shows a 1980s pride parade with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence instead of a shopping center and a blimp-cycle.

The mural is the work of San Francisco artist Mona Caron, who is now asking for help to repair the damage time has inflicted. "So that we can refresh not just the physical wall, but the memory of all this history and people that have been going on in the city."

Our partners at Hoodline are first to report that there are cracks caused by building settlement and water. Paint has flaked off from the surface.

The non-profit Sharing San Francisco launched a fundraiser to raise $12,000.

That would enable Caron to work with professional conservators to restore the lost detail and preserve the mural.

People have donated over $5,000 on the fundraising site.

Click here to donate and learn more about the Market Street Railway Mural Restoration Project.

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