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The Top Nine Mosaic Murals in San Francisco:
An historical survey...

2005
16TH AVENUE TILED STEPS PROJECT
Moraga St. between 15th and 16th Avenues
By Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher

Tucked away in the quiet neighborhood of Golden Gate Heights, the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps are among the hidden treasures of San Francisco. This landmark, designed and fabricated by artists Colette Crutcher and Aileen Barr, was initiated and funded by a grass-roots effort. 163 stairs are embellished with handmade tiles in the shapes of stars, birds, flowers, fish, and more bear the names of over 200 local residents and businesses. Climb to the top for a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean!