March 5, 2002
1:51 PM   Subscribe

Even if you hate San Francisco and think it is filthy, there are some good things there. Unfortunately, there may soon be one less good thing if the National Park Service doesn't make plans to accommodate this historical treasure trove. They want to rebuild the Cliffhouse and have no current space allotted for the Musee Mechanique. As many people will attest , it's a wonderful place for children and adults alike. You can sign the petition if you care or think it will help.
posted by donkeysuck (5 comments total)
there are various efforts underway to save the musee, many of them summarized here . the owner of the musee is in discussions with the parks dept, who have officially expressed interest in finding a new home. we'll see what we can do to help. also sad is that the camera obscura, which can't really be moved, may close as well.
posted by judith at 2:03 PM on March 5, 2002

Thanks for the links. The Musee is one of those beautiful, slightly derelict attractions I always try to visit when I'm in SF. Would be sad to see it disappear.
posted by BT at 2:17 PM on March 5, 2002

A friend tells me that as last week the Camera Obscura is gone. Is this true? Closed or really gone? I still have nightmares featuring Laughing Sal but that's no reaason to close the place.
posted by luriete at 2:45 PM on March 5, 2002

Ah, yes. Laughing Sal.

She continues to haunt me in my own nightmares.

...Can't sleep! ...Clown'll eat me!
posted by Down10 at 3:39 PM on March 5, 2002

i spoke the camera obsura operator last weekend. it is closing for 4 to 6 months while the construction goes on. it will reopen after that.

they're in much better shape than the museum.
posted by mikemonteiro at 3:46 PM on March 5, 2002

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