The Original Invite from 2002:
Ambulatory Gambit is a collaborative game and artwork designed by Lee Walton and company to guide an exploratory journey through the neighborhood surrounding Sunnyside Conservatory. Using a friendly game of pick-up chess to initiate a series of local forays and activities, Ambulatory Gambit will allow us to look at our neighborhood and urban world anew. Join in and find yourself with others performing the city in miniature—a network of individuals orchestrating the intricate patterns and … Read More
Here’s Mary Revelli, Sunnyside resident and metalsmith, standing in front of her one-off custom gate for the back Joost Ave. entrance to the Conservatory. She is pictured with then-Supervisor Mark Leno at the Gate Dedication Ceremony on September 15, 2001. San Francisco Beautiful provided a grant that was matched by Mary’s in-kind donation design and metal smithing.… Read More
Look to upper portion of the photograph in the distance–about 1/4 of quarter down from the top edge–and see the oldest known image of octagonal Sunnyside Conservatory (with its original two wings). Just to the left of the Conservatory (in this detail) is Merrall’s original home (now 258 Monterey Boulevard). Our thanks to Greg Gaar for sharing this photograph with us.