From time to time, I stumble across a little design gem where the more you look, the more you see. Such was the case last week while on a tour showcasing construction and art works throughout San Francisco that were the direct result of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal programs operating from 1933 to 1942.
As we came to the front entry, I could tell this structure was something special. We were greeted by a beautiful stone entryway around a substantial wooden door hung on handcrafted iron hinges and a superb stained glass window in the door of nothing other than a fly fishing lure!
Inside, the lodge was crafted of hand-hewn beams and corbels supporting knotty pine beaded boards throughout. The kitchen was clearly built a long time ago but with good materials in a functional layout such that, with a little TLC, it is still serving the needs of the club even today.
As we walked through the building to go out and see world-class fly fishing folk practicing in the casting pools, I noticed that they even have custom lockers designed to be extra tall (about 12′) to hold each angler’s fly fishing rod. They thought of everything!